About our Patient Forum

We are currently taking expressions of interest from members of the public affected by cancer, who would like to be part of a forum that contributes ideas to the way cancer services are delivered in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

As a result of COVID 19 pandemic forum meetings will be held virtually using Microsoft Teams.

Please follow this link : PCA User Rep - Expression of Interest Form & Monitoring Form to access and complete an expression of interest form.

Please download and email completed forms to Beth Kingshott, PCA Support Manager : rde-tr.peninsulacanceralliancessgs@nhs.net

If you experience problems with downloading the form please reach out to Beth Kingshott, who will be able to send you a copy.

What could you expect to get back in return as patient/ carer representative?

Patient and carers who are involved with NHS organisations in such a capacity, often say they get a lot from their involvement experience. The following benefits to patients and carers have been recognised:

  • A feeling of ‘giving something back’
  • A feeling of making things better/ making a difference
  • A renewed understanding of their own personal cancer journey
  • Meeting other cancer patients and sharing experiences
  • Increased confidence in speaking in public