Are you recovering from or living with cancer? Has this made you feel isolated and uncertain about the future? If so, you may be interested in a new cancer information event for local people taking place on Tuesday 31 January.
Organised by Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) it will feature expert speakers in the field of cancer and organisations which support people to live a healthy life during cancer treatment and beyond. Family members and carers of those affected by cancer are also welcome.
Dr Charlotte Pennycook, Macmillan GP for Richmond, says: “The often traumatic impact of cancer on someone’s life rarely ends when treatment does. People can find life after cancer lonely and difficult, so we hope people will find our new event interesting and useful.
“People in the borough of Richmond who have been treated for cancer are now being offered an extended appointment with their GP to discuss their recovery and wellbeing and, where necessary, agree an ongoing treatment plan. We want to make sure people are aware of this new initiative, which will be discussed at the event.”
Bonnie Green, speaker at the event and local resident who has experienced cancer says: “Cancer is of course challenging but getting back to life after treatment had finished was more difficult than I thought it would be. It often felt that I had fallen into a black hole.
“This new initiative and an event like this would have been so helpful to me while I was recovering. It will be a great opportunity for people affected by cancer to hear about this extra support from local GPs while finding out more about a range of services and information available – all in one place at one time.”
Simon Selo, partnership quality lead at Macmillan Cancer Support, added: “We are delighted to be supporting Richmond CCG’s cancer information event. We strongly urge local people who have been treated for cancer to come along. It will be an ideal opportunity to talk to people who are going through similar experiences and find out more about the local support available.”
Date: Tuesday 31 January 2017
Venue: Clarendon Hall, York House, Twickenham
4.30pm to 5.00pm: information stalls and refreshments
5.00pm to 6.00pm: speakers and question & answer session
6.00pm to 6.30pm: information stalls
To attend the event, please contact Amy Burns by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 8734 3016.
Press contact: Amy Burns, Communications Officer, Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
Telephone: 020 8734 3016