CCG seeks patients to help improve local cancer care

Posted: November 1, 2019

Can you help?

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group is calling on people who have recently been treated for cancer to join local clinicians in looking at how care can be improved for future patients. 

The Swindon Cancer Working Group, which is made up of healthcare professionals, managers and other staff from Great Western Hospitals is on the lookout for two members of the public who can use their experience and insight to help identify areas of improvement and drive forward important, tangible changes. 

As well as the opportunity to make a difference, the two patient participants will not only be able to give their honest views and feedback on new and proposed methods of care, but also speak openly with care providers about the impact certain treatments can have on patients, some of which may be unfamiliar to medical staff. 

Additionally, the group has a responsibility to review current cancer performance and advise on the best ways to respond locally to national strategies and plans.  

Successful applicants will be expected to attend the group's bi-monthly meetings, which are usually held on Tuesday afternoons at the Swindon CCG offices in north Swindon or, on occasion, at the Great Western Hospital. 

People interested in applying for the role must have been treated for cancer within the last three years or, as an alternative, provided care to friend or loved-one who was living with cancer.

Further information

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