Volunteering as a patient or carer representative
Why do we have patient and carer representatives?
Patient and carer representatives work with us to make a real difference to people living with cancer in north east London. At the North East London Cancer Alliance, our patient and carer representatives form a group called Patient and Carer Voice in Cancer (PCVC).
We want better services for our local communities, whether it is for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or quality of life. To achieve this, we need local people to share their experiences, challenge us, make recommendations and comment on our plans.
Our patient and carer representatives make this happen. They help us understand what really matters to patients and carers.
Join our patient or carer representative and make a difference
Patient and carer representatives get involved in a range of different opportunities. There are many opportunities to fit different experiences and interests.
If you are not sure whether you want to become a patient or carer representative, why not drop us a line anyway? We would love to have an informal chat about our work and different ways to get involved.
Meet your patient and carer representatives
The Patient and Carer Voice in Cancer group is made up of a range of patients and carers, each with a different cancer story to tell and all with the same passion and commitment to helping others in similar situations.
How else can I help or get involved?
If you are not sure whether to become a patient or carer representative, why not drop us a line anyway? We can have an informal chat through some options and can always keep you updated on the work that the alliance is doing.
We are always looking for examples of people’s experiences to share with others to help them through similar situations, so this could be another way of helping your local communities.
Find out more about the role of our Patient and Public Engagement Lead, who looks after our Patent and Carer Voice in Cancer Group.