The Mid Nottinghamshire Cancer programme is undertaking a significant work programme to transform cancer services in line with local and national strategies. Our work is currently focusses on improving services for patients living in Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood. We are working with lots of organisations to influence change, including our local GP practices, hospitals, community services, councils, and voluntary sector services.
Our aim is to transform cancer care across Mid Nottinghamshire by:
- Improving earlier diagnosis of Cancer
- Improving survival rates at 1 and 5 years
- Improving patient outcomes
- Improving patient experience
- Improving support for patients living with and beyond Cancer, including their carers and families
Through the Mid Nottinghamshire Cancer Patient & Carer Reference Group, we are inviting patients, carers and members of the public to work with us to influence how we improve our local cancer services. Volunteers might have been affected by cancer themselves, or through experiences of someone close to them, or they may have in interest in improving cancer care.
Meetings are held every 2 months to discuss the programme, and consider how we implement our plans in a patient focussed approach to improve services. Whilst we would value members attending meetings regularly, we appreciate this can be difficult; especially given individual circumstances, e.g. other commitments or personal health issues. So we are open to explore alternative ways to engage across our membership, for example virtual membership.
Anyone wishing to express an interest in getting involved in the group, or interested to find out more about our work can contact Ruth Willis, Macmillan Cancer Service Development Manager at Mansfield and Ashfield CCG, or email the Better Together team: