Cancer Alliance - Peoples Voice
What is the People's Voice?
Patients and the public - those who use and care about health and
wellbeing services - have invaluable knowledge and experience which can
help shape and improve local cancer services. That is why patient and public
involvement through the People's Voice is fundamental to decision-making
across the region.
Through the People's Voice patients, carers, members of the public,
support groups and voluntary organisations sign up to receive
information about our work and to ensure that they are aware of Service Improvement opportunities that are available to be involved in. They can become members of our specialist
clinical networks, attend meetings to share views and personal
experiences and be a part of building future local cancer services within the NHS.
By also operating as an extensive virtual network, the People's Voice
makes it easy for everyone to be heard and contribute, regardless of
their work and personal commitments or circumstances. If anyone is
unable to attend meetings and events in person, people can still engage
in online surveys, comment on documents, publications or key issues and
share their personal stories.
Help grow the people's voice
Work with us to grow the People's Voice. The more information we have
from patients and public, the better placed we are to make informed
decisions and improve services, health and care outcomes across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
"Spread the word, get involved and encourage people you know to
do the same. Everyone is welcome - the larger our network, the more
representative the People's Voice will be of our regional demographic
profile and the more input we can give to shape services." Bernadette Hurst, Deputy Associate Director, North West Coast SCN.
With the help of patients, carers and the public, we are already doing a great deal:
- Providing patient input into Clinical NSSG meetings
- Helping to proof read and sense check information leaflets
- Working with clinicians and managers to improve services
- Been proactively involved in the re-configuration of cancer services
- Being involved in procurement processes for Alliance wide systems
For more information contact Vicki Wagstaff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or if you wish to join the virtual database, please get involved by clicking and completing this form.