Have you or your loved ones been affected by cancer?

NHS Wessex Cancer Alliance and Macmillan Cancer Support invite you to join ‘Right by You’ patient, carer and community advisory group

Why your help is needed

People tell us 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 we need your help.

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 we can meet face to face again, we will meet online, and we can help you to do this if you need support.   The organisers will make a financial contribution to the cost of joining virtual meetings.

Members of the advisory group 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. If you would like to get involved or arrange an informal chat to find out more please contact [email protected]  or call on 07553 332932.