Yorkshire Cancer Patient ForumHere For You
The Yorkshire Cancer Patient Forum is a network of people who have been affected by cancer – patients, carers family and friends – as well as those who work within cancer services. Our aim is to enable the views and experiences of people affected by cancer to be heard and used to improve the quality of cancer care in the Yorkshire and Humber area. We do this by working in a positive partnership with local health care teams, Cancer Alliances and voluntary and community sector organisations.
People don’t need any specific skills to be involved with the Forum, as we believe that people affected by cancer are experts from their own experience. We just need you to join us to help make a difference for others in our region.
Organised by You
Organised by Cancer Patients, Run by Friends. Meet people who understand
Providing a friendly environment for anyone affected by cancer to be heard
Supporting and Uniting People and Groups affected by all types of Cancer
Providing information on treatment and care for all cancers.
Patient stories are a chance to understand another patient’s journey and the obstacles they have had to overcome.
Patient stories are a chance to understand you are not alone and take inspiration in the bravery others have displayed.
A Big Thanks To Macmillan
The Yorkshire Cancer Patient Forum was run by volunteers, who were supported by Macmillan Cancer Support, with a small amount of funding to develop a website and to host events to bring like-minded people together. In early 2017, Healthwatch Wakefield successfully applied to Macmillan Cancer Support to fund an Engagement and Communications Officer to support the Forum. Macmillan, Healthwatch Wakefield and the Forum are working in partnership to build user involvement from grass roots levels and to ensure the voice of people is at the heart of cancer service design and improvement.