Providing information and support for head and neck cancer patients, their carers, relatives and friends.
THE NATIONAL HEAD & NECK CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org