User Involvement

Who else better to talk to than people who have been affected by cancer?

Patients and carers were at the heart of MCIP’s work and considerable achievements. Over the course of the programme more than 70 people affected by cancer gave their time, energy and goodness to a range of activities
and events to co-design, influence and improve cancer services and pathways.

“My experience of working with MCIP has been fantastic. I’ve met wonderful people who are now friends. Together we’ve been involved in some marvellous work like the Lung Health Checks, the breast cancer aftercare pathway, the palliative care initiative and the primary care work. All of these are making vast improvements to cancer care and the learnings are being shared with other areas”

Follow the link to read the journeys of people affected by cancer who have been involved in the work of MCIP.

There are a number of ways you can get involved with volunteering with Manchester Health and Care Commissioning, no matter how much, or how little time you are able to commit.

  • Surveys or Questionnaires
  • Focus groups
  • Case Studies
  • Patient and Public Advisory Group
  • Expert Panel member

To register your interest in getting involved with us and sharing your experiences of cancer, please email talkinghealthmanchester@nhs.net or call on 0161 765 4004.

In 2017, our MCIP volunteers received the Macmillan Richard Hambro Volunteer Award from Andy Crane, BBC Radio Mancheser celebrity at the Manchester Hilton in recognition of their dedication and commitment to the Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership in Manchester.

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