The Cancer Forum meets regularly to review its work and discuss information about developments in cancer service provision. The work programme focuses on:
• promoting best practice
• identifying issues of concern to cancer patients and carers
• encouraging members to take an active role in development of cancer services
• raising issues in partnership with Health Professionals on behalf of patients
Members of the Forum also serve as patient representatives on the Greater Midlands Cancer Network Patient Partnership, Network site specific groups (this is groups relating to a specific tumour site e.g. breast cancer, lung cancer,), operational and other related steering groups.
Some of our members are trained as peer reviewers. This means they are invited as part of a team of professionals to review the cancer services either at the local hospital (internal review) or another hospital (external review).