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Group aims:

To provide an opportunity for people who have experienced head and neck surgery and/or radiotherapy to meet

To provide a venue at the RBH for people to meet

To support people to set up their own peer support group or just make friends

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Inaugural Meeting Friday 26th October ’12

Meeting minutes

Thank you to all those who came to the meeting and to those who sent apologies.

The first Head and Neck cancer meeting was a great opportunity for people to share their stories. For many this is still raw and difficult to speak about, but thanks to you all for speaking and listening.

Nick Crowson-Towers and Ray Derkacz from Heads2gether kindly talked about the heads2gether support group in Oxfordshire. They are a well established head & neck cancer patient/carer support group with strong links to Macmillan and Thames Valley Cancer Network services, holding group meetings, and 1:1 or telephone support.

The outcome:

It was agreed that:

the group will become a local branch of Heads2gether

the group will use the RBH as a venue

future meetings will be facilitated by Nick Crowson-Towers, linked with Yun Li (CNS) and Susan Willows             (SLT) with future talks and formats to be discussed.

Nick will also try to re-establish the drop-in service at key Thursday ENT clinics at the RBH

Next date: 7th December 10.30 – 12.00 @ Room 2, TRUST EDUCATION CENTRE, ROYAL BERKSHIRE                HOSPITAL

I look forward to hearing any further suggestions and seeing you all soon.

Susan Willows (SLT Acute Team Lead)   Nick Crowson-Towers

(0118 322 5205      nickct@btopenworld.com


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