Become a patient ambassador for cancer research

7th August 2018

Are you affected by cancer, whether as a patient or a carer, and live in north or east London? Or do you have a condition that increases your risk of developing cancer (for example, Barrett’s Oesophagus or Inflammatory Bowel Disease)? Could you become a patient advisor for an innovative cancer diagnostic centre?

The deadline to apply is midnight Monday 27 August 2018.

The University College London Hospital Cancer Collaborative are looking for patients to help them develop and launch a new Alliance Diagnostic Hub for cancer in north east London. This world-leading and UK-first pioneering Hub will:

  • Provide easier and faster diagnosis of cancer.
  • Improve monitoring of people with health conditions that put them at higher risk of developing cancer.
  • Have a person-centred approach to diagnosis.
  • Be a training centre of excellence for NHS staff.
  • Explore cutting edge research, technologies and techniques.

The centre are looking for people to join a Patient Advisory Group for the Alliance Diagnostic Hub. This group will help ensure that the design and delivery of the Hub is focused on maximizing the benefits for patients.

The centre are looking for people who:

  • have experience of prostate, upper gastrointestinal (GI) or colorectal / bowel cancers (as a patient or family member); or
  • have liver cirrhosis, Barrett’s Oesophagus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), or polyps; or
  • are a member of a community group in north east London.

You must be committed to working collaboratively and broadly representing the diverse views and needs of people affected by cancer and pre-cancerous conditions. Participation in other cancer networks and links to community groups is considered really helpful.

Interested? If you would like to find out more about applying to join the Patient Advisory Group contact the centre for an informal discussion.

Email: uclh.getinvolvedwithcancer1@nhs.net or becky.driscoll@nhs.net

Call or text: 07950 960 159 or 020 3447 2779

For information on the Patient Advisory Group, as well as on other roles, visit: http://www.uclh.nhs.uk/getinvolvedwithcancer

Download information about the Alliance Diagnostic Hub.

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