A new piece of patient experience work is being carried out to better understand what it’s like for people to live in the community with a cancer diagnosis. We are encouraging the community to share as many personal experiences as possible to influence and improve our local cancer support. This piece of work is supported by the East Midlands Cancer Alliance in partnership with Macmillan and Health Education England, its findings will feed directly into the Lincolnshire Living with and Beyond Cancer project.
How to share your experiences. To understand and support patients, it is vital we talk to those with lived experiences. People might want to tell us they have everything they need in the community, they may tell us they don’t know where to start, or even, that something vital isn’t available where they live. Whatever it is, we want to hear it, and people can share their views by taking the online survey, attending our drop-in sessions or even phoning our office if you want to complete your survey over the phone.
You can find the online survey by entering www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/communitycancersurvey or phone into the office on 01205 820892 and ask for ‘cancer survey support’.
You can also complete the survey in person at one of our drop-ins being held 1.30-2.30pm and 3-4pm on Monday 2nd March at Barrat Court. Skegness, and 10.30-11.30am and 12pm-1pm on Friday 6th March at Meadow Close Community Centre, Bourne.
If individuals don’t wish to share their views but need help and support we would ask them to contact their GP Surgery, call 111 or contact Macmillan at www.macmillan.org.uk or 0333 271 9338.