Get involved with cancer 

Would you like to be involved with improving cancer services?

Are you a patient or carer affected by cancer? Would you like to join us to help shape cancer services and improve early diagnosis across our region?

UCLH Cancer Collaborative has various opportunities for people who have had cancer treatment, or cared for someone who has had cancer treatment, at one of the 17 NHS hospitals in north central and east London, and west Essex to get involved in our work.

This includes our recently launched Patient and Carer Network (see below for further details).

You must be committed to working collaboratively and broadly represent the diverse views and needs of people affected by cancer. Participation in other cancer networks and links to community groups is considered really helpful.

How to find out more

If you would like to find out more about opportunities to get involved in our work or are interesting joining the Patient and Carer Network, please email or call 020 344 72779 or 07950 960 159. A member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Current engagement and involvement opportunities

    We are currently looking for people affected by cancer to be involved in the following activities. Please contact us on or phone 020 020 3447 2779 if you are interested in finding out more.

    Pathway Boards and Expert Reference Groups

    We have several vacancies for people affected by cancer to join our Pathway Boards and Expert Reference Groups. You can find a list of all the vacancies below.

    Each Pathway Board looks at a specific type of cancer tumour (e.g. brain and spine, lung, colorectal and so on). They are responsible for driving improvement across the whole care pathway, from initial symptoms, through diagnosis, treatment, and living with and beyond cancer.

    Each Expert Reference Group focuses on a cross-cutting topic, such as chemotherapy, psychosocial issues, or rehabilitation. They explore opportunities to improve patient outcomes and experience, and offer expert advice to the Pathway Boards.

    If you are interested in applying to be a patient representative, please read the following information and apply by midnight Sunday 28 January.

    Interested in finding out more?

    If you are interested in any of the opportunities above, or if you would like to join our Patient and Carer Network to receive regular email updates about new opportunities to be involved with the UCLH Cancer Collaborative, please contact us to find out more.

    Please email or call 020 344 72779.

    Please download and share our flyer to promote the Patient & Carer Network with patient and carer groups and others who may be interested

  • What does joining the Patient and Carer Network involve?

    Being a member of the Patient and Carer Network (PCN) means you will receive our e-bulletin each quarter and hear about a variety of opportunities available for people with different skills, interests, and a varying amount of time to offer. From time to time, we will let you know about a range of engagement events and involvement opportunities, for example:

    • joining a one-off focus group
    • attending workshops e.g. to develop communications material
    • helping to develop patient surveys
    • helping to conduct patient surveys
    • joining a time bound steering group overseeing a project
    • supporting our community outreach and engagement plans
    • being a part of an interview panel
    • contributing to a document review group by email
    • being a member of our PE&UI Steering Group,
    • joining a Pathway Board or an Expert Reference Groups
    • sharing your experience at specific events and within teaching programmes
    • helping us reach out to seldom heard from community groups
    • coming along to our networking events for people affected by cancer
    • attending our annual conference

    If you know of friends, family, colleagues, neighbours or members of your local community who have been affected by cancer, who might be interested in our work, please let them know about our Patient and Carer Network.

    Please email or call 020 344 72779 if you are interested in finding our more.