Ways to get involved
Wessex Voices and Wessex Cancer Alliance recognises people affected by cancer are our partners in shaping local cancer services and support. How people want to get involved will vary so we want to offer different ways of doing this.
There are different ways to get involved depending on what you would like to do. People have shared their experiences in a variety of ways:
Our Patient, Carer and Public Involvement Network involves a diverse range of people from across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Working together with the Wessex Cancer Alliance, members volunteer to get involved in plans to improve cancer services and support for our residents, ranging from how to keep people well; making sure more people get an early diagnosis of cancer to give them a chance of better outcomes; to improving people’s care and support through and beyond their treatment.
Anyone affected by cancer can join at any time, including patients, carers, family members and anyone else who is interested in participating. It’s for people from all parts of Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and for people of all ages and experiences, especially those with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
If you would like to get involved, please complete this online form. We also have information about the Network and a joining form in Easy Read.
Or get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07595 424198.
The Dorset Cancer Partnership is seeking new volunteers to help with Stage 2 testing of their new website, Cancer Matters Wessex, a new website that aims to provide more local and personalised information for cancer patients in Dorset and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, including people who have had cancer in the past or are worried they may have cancer, and for family, friends and carers of patients living with cancer. The website is sponsored by the Wessex Cancer Alliance in collaboration with the Dorset Cancer Partnership and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The first phase launch of the website took place in July 2020. Second phase testing will focus on information about specific cancer pathways, including diagnosis, treatment and support available.
If you are interested and you are:
Then please complete the Expression of Interest form by 9am on Monday, 16 November to register your interest.
Please share this information with anyone you know of who meets the above criteria and may be interested in taking part. Thank you.