The Swindon Cancer Working Group, which is made up of healthcare professionals, managers and other staff from the Great Western Hospital, is on the lookout for two members of the public who can use their experience and insight to help identify areas of improvement and drive forward tangible changes.
Patient involvement is important
As well as the opportunity to make a difference, the two patient participants will not only be able to give their honest views and feedback on new and proposed methods of care, but also speak openly with care providers about the impact certain treatments can have on patients, some of which may be unfamiliar to medical staff.
Additionally, the group has a responsibility to review current cancer performance and advise on the best ways to respond locally to national strategies and plans.
Successful applicants will be expected to attend the group's bi-monthly meetings, which are usually held on Tuesday afternoons at the Swindon CCG offices in north Swindon or, on occasion, at the Great Western Hospital.
People interested in applying for the role must have been treated for cancer within the last three years or, as an alternative, provided care to friend or loved-one who was living with cancer.