gf you or a loved one has been affected by cancer, you could help improve cancer support in Southampton. Macmillan Cancer Support and the Wessex Cancer Alliance (WCA) are working together on a new project, the Right By You patient, carer and community advisory group.
Why your help is needed
People have told Macmillan and WCA that cancer care provided by GP practices and hospitals is not always joined up and people don’t always get the support on the things that matter to them.
“I have this team around me, supporting me…. sometimes the team don’t work very well together”
“It’s the little things, that are not the medical things in the community … it can feel as if we are left to our own devices”
This new project is about patients, carers, GP practices and the hospital in Southampton working together to make sure people affected by cancer get the support they need in a place of their choice. If you have experience, thoughts and ideas about how to make this better for people, your help is needed.
What the patient, carer and community advisory group will do
The group will help shape new services for people affected by cancer. They will make recommendations about how to ensure patients, carers and loved ones get clear information about cancer care and treatment and other the support where and when they need it.
The group will meet 6 times a year for 1 hour. Until people can meet face to face again, the group will meet online and support will be provided with accessing online meetings. Members will receive a financial contribution to the cost of joining virtual meetings. They will also be offered opportunities to get involved in other ways if they wish to.
I am interested, what do I do now?
Anyone affected by cancer can get involved and recruitment is ongoing all year round. If you would like to get involved or arrange an informal chat to find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07553 332932.
Below is also a copy of the official flyer, which you can share with anyone who may be interested.