The Addenbrooke's Cancer Patient Partnership Group (CPPG) is a group of patients and carers who work with hospital staff to improve cancer services by sharing the patients’ views and raising concerns on their behalf.
CPPG and co-production within Addenbrooke’s Cancer Services
Who are we?
- We are a group of cancer patients, carers and healthcare professionals.
- We are varied in age and background, and bring a wide range of skills and experiences to the group.
- We use our experience to help improve cancer services for everyone.
What do we do?
We work together as patients, carers and healthcare professionals to:
- Improve patient and carer experiences along the whole cancer pathway - through diagnosis, treatment and after – for cancer patients at Addenbrooke’s.
- Plan new services.
- Ensure that the patient, carer, family and staff perspectives are heard.
- Consult with and listen to people whose lives have been affected by cancer to help make positive changes in services.
- Represent the patient in hospital committee and planning meetings, including the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cancer Board.
- Bring the experiences of people affected by cancer to the attention of those who fund, commission, plan and manage services in the area.
- Ensure that patient information is easy to understand.
- Participate in many different projects, big and small, that benefit from patients’ views.
Our success stories
- Campaigning for clinic letters to be written from clinicians directly to patients, with copies to GPs.
- Contributing to the redesign of the Oncology Outpatients Department.
- Writing communication guidelines and tip sheets for patients and clinicians during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Contributing to the development of a new finger prick test for patients to detect the possibility of neutropenic sepsis.
- Gathering and promoting information on patient buddy schemes as a way of supporting patients.
- Designing and updating the contents of information packs for new cancer patients.
Interested in joining?
- Get involved in improving cancer services.
- You can be any age from 16+.
- You can be a patient, carer or family member.
- You don’t need any special skills.
During my cancer treatment I was aware of the huge debt I owed to the medical team. I really felt I needed to give something back and decided to join CPPG so that I could work with clinicians and other patients to improve cancer servicesHelene - Patient member
How you can join in
- Phone: 07729 105550 (Also on WhatsApp)
- Email CPPG
We are actively looking for more members from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and LGBT+ communities, plus younger members (<50 years). Your voice matters and we want to make sure it's heard.