How do I become a patient or carer representative?

If you have personal experience of cancer as a patient or carer in North East London, we would like to hear from you.

To qualify, you should have received cancer treatment, or cared for someone with cancer, in any of the following areas within the last five years:

  • Barking and Dagenham
  • City and Hackney
  • Havering
  • Newham
  • Redbridge
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Waltham Forest

To apply, please email or phone 07503 373 533

What does the role involve?

As a patient or carer representative, you will:

  • Be a strong voice for local people across the boroughs of North East London
  • Influence decision-making
  • Tell us what works well and what needs improving
  • Co-design future services
  • Join a range of cancer programmes designed to improve services, such as endoscopy, screening, and personalised care

Your commitment is flexible and any we will provide technical support on how to access online meetings and email communications if required.

By joining us, you’ll play an essential role in making sure that everyone can experience high-quality NHS cancer services across North East London. This is summed up beautifully in the artwork below by Natalie Bleau, one of our patient representatives.

The text says Let's beat cancer together. The image is of two hands coming together. The hand on the left is coloured different shades of skin colour and the hand on the right is different colours of the rainbow.

Current opportunities

Bowel cancer - We are looking for people affected by bowel cancer or rectal cancer who would like to share their experiences and views with healthcare workers.

View a flyer with more information

Lung cancer - We are looking for local residents to join our patient group and share their experiences of lung cancer, to help improve services.

View a flyer with more information


Please feel free to download the below and share with colleagues and friends.

Contact details

To find our more or if you have any questions, please email or phone 07503 373 533.