Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group is calling on people who have recently been treated for cancer to join local clinicians in looking at how care can be improved for future patients. 

The Swindon Cancer Working Group, which is made up of healthcare professionals, managers and other staff from the Great Western Hospital, is on the lookout for two members of the public who can use their experience and insight to help identify areas of improvement and drive forward tangible changes. 

As well as the opportunity to make a difference, the two patient participants will not only be able to give their honest views and feedback on new and proposed methods of care, but also speak openly with care providers about the impact certain treatments can have on patients, some of which may be unfamiliar to medical staff. 

Additionally, the group has a responsibility to review current cancer performance and advise on the best ways to respond locally to national strategies and plans.  

Successful applicants will be expected to attend the group's bi-monthly meetings, which are usually held on Tuesday afternoons at the Swindon CCG offices in north Swindon or, on occasion, at the Great Western Hospital. 

People interested in applying for the role must have been treated for cancer within the last three years or, as an alternative, provided care to friend or loved-one who was living with cancer.

To find out more, send an email to either Anna Field, Associate Director for Planned Care and Cancer Commissioning (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Karen Brown, Macmillan Deputy Lead Cancer Nurse (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Helen Winter, Lead Cancer and End of Life Nurse (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).