Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Help support North Devon cancer services

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 October 2012

THE North Devon Cancer Link Group is on the lookout for more members. Pictured are Phil Pennington, Margaret Conkey, Roy Wilson, Jill Mills, Carl Williamson, Gilly Beail, Fran Redman, Charlotte Overney, Ian Roome and Beryl Evans.

THE North Devon Cancer Link Group is on the lookout for more members. Pictured are Phil Pennington, Margaret Conkey, Roy Wilson, Jill Mills, Carl Williamson, Gilly Beail, Fran Redman, Charlotte Overney, Ian Roome and Beryl Evans.

Archant

North Devon Cancer Link Group is seeking new members.

PEOPLE who have been affected by cancer are being urged to have their say on the future of services in North Devon.

The North Devon Cancer Link Group is looking for more members to join its monthly meetings at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple.

The group is for anyone in North Devon who is or has been a patient, carer or relative of someone who has experienced NHS cancer care and treatment.

Members look at how to improve patient experience and feedback helps to shape future services.

Charlotte Overney, lead nurse for cancer services, said meetings were informal and interactive:

“The group looks at services for cancer patients from the patient’s prospective,” she said.

“We would like a lot more members – of all ages and walks of life. If anyone is interested in coming along to see what it’s like, they’d be most welcome.”

New members are welcome to join the next meeting of the group at NDDH on Monday, November 19. They can also attend a special Christmas dinner meeting in Barnstaple on Monday, December 17. To go along to either, call the number below.

It also works closely with the Peninsula Cancer Network’s patient involvement group, which helps to share best practice across the region.

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust runs a number of support groups for patients which meet regularly at local venues, tailored for various forms of cancer.

For more information about the Cancer Link Group or the support groups, call Charlotte Overney on 01271 314010.

0 comments

Other News Stories

18:39

Saunton to feature in new film starring Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey actors

Read more
15:05

Hairspray will be the first show back at the Queen’s after Parkwood signed the contract to take over both of North Devon’s theatres

Read more
19:03

The Landmark will be for community use initially and the cafe reopen, while ‘strong shows’ are promised for the Queen’s in Barnstaple

Read more

North Devon Council is holding a series of public meetings before a trial scheme for three-weekly bin collections.

Read more
15:20

Children at South Molton United Church of England Primary School are settling into the town’s school for the future

Read more
15:07

The RNLI is urging people to take heed of its safety advice when visiting North Devon beaches this bank holiday weekend.

Read more
14:51

Hyundai given sticky note treatment in act of neighbourly friendship

Read more
14:14

Family fun in and around Northam with annual May Fair festivities

Read more

The giant Alice in Wonderland mural on a mental health drop-in centre in Bideford was painted thanks to funds in memory of a former client.

Read more

When Anna Wynne, 31, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis she ‘thought her life was over’ - until she decided to compete in her first bodybuilding competition.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications