Greater Manchester Cancer is committed to ensuring that the voices of people affected by cancer are at the heart of service improvements. So if you are a patient, family member, carer or friend, we would love to hear from you.

You can help Greater Manchester Cancer improve cancer services

By sharing your experiences and opinions, you can help make sure that the care provided is what people really need. There are lots of different ways to get involved, and you can give as much or as little time as you would like. Whether you are taking surveys, reviewing leaflets, helping develop training programmes for doctors and nurses, or acting as a patient representative at board meetings, your actions will make a big difference.

What can you expect from us?

we are macmillanYou will have the full support of our Macmillan User Involvement Team, who will help make sure you can make a valuable contribution to Greater Manchester Cancer. When you join us, you’ll receive an induction and a welcome pack and there are a number of different learning and development opportunities available too.

Take a look at our User Involvement Charter which outlines Greater Manchester Cancer’s pledges to people affected by cancer who are involved in our work, and what we expect from them in return.

The Greater Manchester Cancer/Macmillan User Involvement Team

The team is currently made up of Sarah Haworth, Macmillan User Involvement Programme Lead, Lucie Francis, Macmillan User Involvement Lead,  three Macmillan User Involvement Managers, Mel Atack, Paula Daley and Natasha Smith and a Macmillan User Involvement Support Officer, Wendy Chapman.

If you have been affected by cancer and want to get involved then please drop us a line at or ring us on 0161 918 2367/2087 and ask to speak to a member of the team.

Find out more about the background to the Macmillan User Involvement Team

User Involvement Newsletters

We produce a monthly newsletter to keep you updated on what’s happening at Greater Manchester Cancer.  It includes articles on how people affected by cancer are helping us to improve cancer services locally and upcoming events. See our latest edition here…

Latest Issue…

View Previous Issues…

Steering Group

Steering Group Minutes

Useful Information

Vanguard UI Impact Report Final

Macmillan User Involvement Annual Report 2016-2017

User Involvement Reporting Structure

Involvement of People Affected by Cancer – The Charter

GM Cancer Macmillan User Involvement Expense Form

GM Cancer Vanguard Expense Form

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