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Kent & Medway Cancer Action Partnership and Cancer Action Groups

Kent & Medway Cancer Action Partnership

We first met in 2001 as a "Cancer Patients' Forum" following a Government initiative to involve patients in their own care. We became the 'KMCC Service User Locality Group', with our own Partnership Co-ordinator.

In 2016, after a consultation review it was decided to rebrand and rename the Locality Groups. The groups are now called Medway Cancer Action Group, West Kent Cancer Action Group and East Kent Cancer Action Group CAGs for short and the Kent & Medway Cancer Action Partnership is the over arching umbrella of these groups.  

The members of the Cancer Action Groups are:

  • Cancer service users - patients, ex-patients, carers, family members
  • Representatives from the voluntary sector, including cancer support groups
  • Healthcare professionals who work in cancer services and have an interest in user involvement
     

What we aim to do:

  • Influence and improve the development and delivery of cancer services
  • Encourage the exchange of information within the Cancer Collaborative
  • Provide working groups to find and push forward solutions to specific issues. We may not always achieve the desired result but will seek a valid explanation.
             

The Cancer Action Groups are NOT a:

  • Fast track complaints service
  • Support Group
           

You can contribute by: 

  • Completing an Expression of Interest form and sending it to us by email, post or fax. The address and other details are on the 'contact us' page
  • Signing up to receive our Newsletters
  • Attending meetings - Each locality area, Medway, Maidstone and Canterbury has 3 meetings per year
  • Being part of a working group
  • Proof reading documents, policies, etc.
  • Become a member of their Hospital Trust Patient Experience Group and attend meetings
  • Raising issues of importance to patients and carers
  • Commenting on the issues under discussion - by telephone, post, email, video conference, WebEx or in person
  • Giving us your ideas on how to gather more patients' and carers' views
  • Representing the Kent & Medway Cancer Action Partnership on Tumour Site Specific Group (TSSGs) - complete an Expression of Interest TSSGs form
          

The Cancer Action Groups can offer participants:  

  • A voice in improving and developing cancer services
  • Partnership working between health care professionals and service users
  • Involvement at regional and national level
  • Training and information
  • Expenses for travel and costs incurred when taking part in Cancer Action Group/Cancer Action Partnership projects, meetings, training courses or other events

 

Car User Registration Form

Personal Details Form

Electronic Travel Expense Form


Get Involved 

If you are interested in giving us feedback and would like to know more about how you can use your experience to support and develop cancer services across Kent and Medway, please contact us at - 

Tel:  01233 651905

email: ekhuft.kmcc.ppe@nhs.net

You can also complete an Expression of Interest Form below and post it to the Patient and Public Engagement Team at:-

Kent and Medway Cancer Collaborative (KMCC)
Kent & Medway Cancer Action Partnership
1st Floor, Arundel Unit 
William Harvey Hospital 
Kennington Road
Willesborough
Ashford 
Kent
TN24 0LZ

Expression of Interest Form

Kent & Medway Cancer Action Partnership Leaflet

Patient and Public Representative Request Form

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