Kathy Dickinson the Wellbeing Project Manager came along to give her talk. Kathy is employed by the Hospital Trust and funded by Macmillan Cancer Care. The Wellbeing Centre is a two year project to develop services which provide ongoing practical and emotional support for patients, their families and friends and is part of the National Survivorship Initiative. A number of topics were highlighted top of which was making the Centre visible to the Peterborough population. Lisa said that the Breast Unit recommends the ‘Moving on Course’ run at the centre as lots of times people need help at the end of treatment. Kathy said that once people finish treatment they are given a moving on appointment to talk about the next steps; - common side effects, diet, anxiety, returning to work etc. It is also planned, depending on capacity, that the centre will run monthly tumour specific support groups to provide camaraderie and targeted information and supported by ex-patients.
Hospitals End of Life Committee: A request from Margaret Robinson about the wording of a survey to be given to bereaved people when direct contact with hospital services ends. After discussion a number of suggestions were made which Gill will pass on.
Cambs & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust - Adults & Older Peoples Services are looking for people interested in attending or being part of a Patient / Carer user group concentrating on local NHS physical health community services. If you would like more information contact
‘Patient View’ have asked for feedback from patient groups about the pharmaceutical industry. Gill said she had looked into this request and had found it was a Europe wide study. If you would like more information contact