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 Forms to access and complete an expression of interest form.

Please download and email completed forms to lisa.martin3@nhs.net.

If you experience problems with downloading the form please reach out to Lisa Martin, 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

What happens following your expression of interest

You will be contacted by our PCA patient and public engagement lead to discuss your form submission in more detail, this will likely be a telephone call and will include an explanation about what your role would be on the forum and how best we can use your skills and experience.

Please follow this link for a role description PCA Patient Forum Pat-User Representative Brief 

We will follow the recruitment and selection process outlined below.

PCA Patient Representative Recruitment Selection Induction Phases - Process Map FINAL_Page_1