Have your say - current opportunities

We are committed to working with our patients and the public as partners. We are also committed to putting patients and the public at the heart of all we do; we want patients and local people to be directly involved in our work, helping us to shape local health services.

Here are some current opportunities to have your say: 

New surveys for LGBTQ people affected by cancer and their professional support

Switchboard is partnering with Macmillan Cancer Support to launch two surveys to help learn about the experiences and needs of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and/or any other gender or sexual minority) people living with cancer in Sussex or East Surrey. This includes people who are going through treatment, approaching the end of treatment or who have finished treatment.

This project aims to understand any particular challenges faced by LGBTQ people living with cancer and learn about any resources that they find helpful. As a result of this research we will make recommendations about how Macmillan and partners can improve experiences for LGBTQ people living with cancer in Sussex and East Surrey.

This work builds on and widens the findings of our earlier report carried out in Brighton and Hove only: LGBTQ People affected by Cancer Report 2018.

Readers' group

Are you interested in ‘proofing’ draft documentation for the CCG?

We currently have a small group of ‘readers’ who regularly review letters and leaflets and offer suggestions on how these can be more ‘patient friendly’.

If you would like more information about becoming one of our readers please contact Vicky Smart on 01903 708411 or at vickysmart1@nhs.net.