Patient and carer involvement

The Cancer Alliance works in partnership with people affected by cancer to transform patient outcomes and the quality of cancer care across north central London.  We believe this kind of active input (patient and carer involvement) makes our cancer services better. 

Getting involved

There are a number of ways you can get actively involved in working with us depending on your experiences and interests, including:

  • helping us to decide our priorities for improving services
  • assisting with specific projects that aim to transform care 
  • helping us to explain our cancer improvement work in understandable ways.

There are different ways people work with us, including:

  • sitting on our governance or cancer expert reference groups that meet regularly
  • coming to one-off meetings in an area of interest for you

How do I become a patient or carer representative?

We have an active Patient Partners Network which is a group of patient and care representatives who are working with us to make a real difference to people living with cancer in north central London.  This network helps us understand what is important for patients and work with us to achieve this.

If you have personal experience of cancer as a patient or carer in North Central London, we would like to hear from you.

There are sometimes opportunities for patients and members of the public to get involved with us or other health organisations in different ways. You will find details about current opportunities here.

What’s it like to work with us?

“Using my own experiences as a patient and carer to contribute positively to developing training films 'Telling your child you have cancer' and 'Supporting families and carers of people with cancer' has felt worthwhile and hopefully will be useful to others. I have also learnt a lot thanks to the support of the Chair and other members of the group.”

Patient information and resources

We are dedicated to supporting our patients and community to be able to manage their own health needs and live actively and well as possible.    The information about cancer on the internet can be overwhelming but we recommend these resources

small c

Cancer Wellbeing London

Cancer Care Map

The ‘small c’ campaign is run by North Central London Cancer Alliance. It aims to provide people in our region with the information they need to live healthily and recognise the signs and symptoms of cancer.

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