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Cancer Patient Partnership Group

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You can make a difference by helping us improve cancer services at Cambridge University Hospitals.

If you have lived experiences of cancer services either as a patient or carer and want to share your view and work in partnership with staff to improve cancer services at CUH we would love to hear from you.

Who are we?

  • We are a group of cancer patients, and carers that have used cancer services.
  • 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.
Cancer Patient Partnership Group logo - two hands, pointing upwards; one green and one blue. Text reads 'Cancer Patient Partnership Group'
Cancer Patient Partnership Group

What do we do?

We work together in equal partnership as patients, carers and healthcare professionals to:

  • Improve patient and carer experiences along the whole cancer pathway - through diagnosis, treatment and after
  • 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

  • Contributing to the redesign of the oncology outpatients department.
  • Contributing to the development of a new finger prick test for patients to detect the possibility of neutropenic sepsis.
  • Involvement in MDT pathway improvement.
  • Designing and updating the contents of information packs for new cancer patients.
  • Contributing to the new Cancer Hospital in the form of the Patient Advisory Group.
  • Contributing to the Trust wide #CallMe campaign.
  • Creation of informative videos made by patients for patients.
CPPG Chair, Helene (right), shaking hands with Lead Cancer Nurse, Hannah (left), under a sign that reads 'Oncology and Haematology Centre'

How you can join in

Contact us:

Phone: 07729 105550

07729 105550 (Also on WhatsApp)

Email CPPG

Remember that you can share your views:

  • as little or as much as you want
  • by e-mail or phone
  • by joining our committee meetings.

We are actively looking for more members from black, asian and minority ethnic and LGBTQ+ communities, plus younger members (<50). Your voice matters and we want to make sure it's heard.

We are smoke-free

Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the hospital campus. For advice and support in quitting, contact your GP or the free NHS stop smoking helpline on 0800 169 0 169.

Other formats

Help accessing this information in other formats is available. To find out more about the services we provide, please visit our patient information help page (see link below) or telephone 01223 256998.

Contact us

Cambridge University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road, Cambridge

Telephone +44 (0)1223 245151