Useful radiotherapy links 

Cancer Research UK

Website: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Support Line

For patients with a cancer diagnosis only

Freephone: 0808 808 0000 Mon-Friday 9am-8pm

Online community http://community.macmillan.org.uk

Website: www.macmillan.org.uk

London Cancer

Website: http://www.londoncancer.org/

NHS Choices

Website: http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx

Carers UK

Freephone: 0808 808 7777

Monday – Friday 10am-4pm

Email: advice@carersuk.org

Website: www.carersuk.org

Maggie’s Centre

Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer.

Website: https://www.maggiescentres.org/

Samaritans

Trained volunteers are able to listen to you any time day or night. Samaritans can help you talk through whatever is troubling you, and offer support.

Telephone: 08457 90 90 90

E-mail: jo@samaritans.org

CLICSargent

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

Telephone: 0300 330 0803

Website: www.clicsargent.org

Teenage Cancer Trust

Provides expert care and support means to young people, their families, partner and friends, so they don’t have to face cancer alone.

Website: www.teenagecancertrust.org

NHS Patient Services

Help with health costs e.g. travel to NHS hospital appointments, wigs and fabrics.

Telephone: 0845 850 1166

Department for Work & Pensions Confidential advice and information about disability benefits and how to claim them.

Attendance Allowance general enquiries and claims

Telephone: 0800 882 200

PIP general enquiries and claims

Telephone: 0800 917 2222

Carer’s Allowance Unit general enquiries

Telephone: 0845 608 4321

Website: www.gov.uk/dwp

New claims for benefits

Telephone: 0800 055 6688

If you would like more time to discuss any aspect of your treatment, or to talk about how you are feeling, a Macmillan information and support radiographer is available to speak to you and your family in the radiotherapy department. Please contact:

Macmillan Information and Support Radiographer:

Mark Williams

Telephone: 0203 447 3711

E-mail: mark.williams@uclh.nhs.uk  

 Patient testimonials

"I would like to thank you all for your professionalism, support, help and kindness throughout my treatment. Another very important attribute which each of you has is that you are always happy and smiling. I found this a great comfort especially on the days when I was feeling down and low. Once again thank you all very much."

"Dear all – just a note to express my deep appreciation to one and all, radiographers, doctors, nurses and reception staff. One doesn’t choose to have such an experience as radiotherapy but the professionalism and unfailing pleasantness and friendliness of staff has helped towards making a difficult time a positive experience."