Monday, January 28, 2013

Invitation - 14th March 2013

County Durham and Darlington 
Cancer Patients and Carers Group 

Invite you to a presentation about

Chemotherapy Services, Acute Oncology
Services & Neutropenic Sepsis
(a talk by chemotherapy and acute oncology staff)

Thursday 14th March 2013
Durham Amateur Rowing Club,
City Boathouse, Green Lane, Durham DH1 3JU
[off Old Elvet]

2.30 – 4.30pm

Refreshments available from 2pm

The session will also include information about the following:
·    The role of the Cancer Patients & Carers Group.
·    The purpose and value of the 'Five Senses Survey', which is carried out by patients and carers in chemotherapy units.
·    Macmillan Cancer Information Services and developments, including the value of volunteers.

You will also have the opportunity to suggest ways of improving cancer services and to socialise with staff and other patients and carers.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

The AGM for the County Durham & Darlington Cancer Patients & Carers Group will take place from 1.30—2pm, for those interested in attending.

AGM & Meeting - 14th March 2013

Notice of meetings to be held on

14th March 2013,     1.30 – 4.30pm

at Durham Amateur Rowing Club,
City Boathouse, Green Lane, Durham DH1 3JU

Agenda for the AGM (1.30 – 2.00pm)
  1. Apologies
  2. Annual Report
  3. Financial Report & Audited Accounts 
  4. New ‘Terms of Reference’
  5. Appointment of Representatives for the:
  6. NECN – Network Service User Partnership Group (3 reps, 4 meetings a year)
  7. Cancer Locality Management Group for CD&D (3 reps, 6 meetings a year)
  8. Election of Officers (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer)
  9. Minutes of the last meeting (1st November 2012)
  10. Matters Arising
  11. Any Other Business  

         [N.B. Written reports from the NECN, CLMG, support groups will be included in the minutes]

2.00 - 2.30pm
refreshments and chat

Agenda for Presentations (2.30 - 4.30pm)

A brief introduction about the Group being a locality group for the North of England Cancer Network (NECN), our role, the work we do and how to get involved.
A talk by chemotherapy and acute oncology staff about chemotherapy services, acute oncology services and neutropenic sepsis. Time for questions at the end.
An explanation about the 'Five Senses Survey' carried out by patients and carers in chemotherapy units e.g. what it involves and the value of the survey to staff and users.
Macmillan Cancer Information Services staff to discuss their service, developments and the value of volunteers.
Closing remarks, thanking people for attending, asking for comments on how services could be improved, reminding them about our next business meeting (Thursday 23rd May, 6.30-8.30 at Durham Rowing Club).
An opportunity to socialise/discuss with professionals and other attendees.

Meeting - 1st November 2012

Notice of meeting to be held on
1st November 2012,     2 - 4pm

Hollies Room 2, Memorial Hospital, Darlington 


1.     Welcome & Introductions

2.     Apologies                                    
3.     Minutes and matters arising from 6th September Meeting

4.     2013 Programme (speakers, dates, times, venues, publicity, AGM)

5.    Constitution/Terms of Reference

6.  News from support groups & the North of England Cancer Network

7.  Any Other business

Date of next meeting

Meeting - 6th September 2012

Notice of meeting to be held on
6th September 2012,     6 - 8pm
Committee Room 1b, County Hall, Durham


1.     Welcome & Introductions

2.     Apologies  

3.     Minutes of 5th September 2012 Meeting                                           
4.     Matters arising

5.     Presentation: Colorectal Cancer – Peter McCourt CNS

6.     Programme

2013 Initial Consideration (Programme & Venues)

7.     Financial Reports

8.     Projects

a    Support Group Meetings
Attendance at Durham CCG Patient Representatives Group                        

      b    Requests for consideration
i)               Auricular Acupuncture – Patient Information Leaflet             
ii)              National Cancer Patients Experience Survey            
9.     Reports from External Groups
                  To receive reports (if any) from:
a)    Cancer Locality Group                                  
b)    North of England Cancer Network                                                              

10.  Reports from Support Groups
a)     Durham Women's Cancer Support Group
b)     FACT “Wig Walk & Family Day” 30th Sept                                            attached
c)     Macmillan “Big Coffee Morning”

11.  Any Other Business

Tea & coffee will be available

Date of next meeting:    
1st November at Hollies Room 2; Memorial Hospital, Darlington 
6pm – 8pm