Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dates of Meetings - 2016

County Durham & Darlington Cancer Patients & Carers Group

Meetings in 2016

Thursday 28th January 6.30-8.30pm at All Saints Catholic Parish Centre
Kitswell Road, Lanchester
(car park at the rear of the centre)

Talk by Lesley Green (Senior Cancer Awareness Nurse) (AGM 6.30-7.00pm)

Thursday 28th April 6.30-8.30pm at Darlington Community Fire Station
St. Cuthbert’s Way, Darlington

Talk by Yvonne Anderson (Macmillan Lead Primary Care Nurse for Durham Dales, Easington & Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group)

Thursday 28th July 6.30-8.30pm at Durham Fire Station

Talk by Simone Rudolphi (an enthusiastic user of the Maggie’s Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle)

Thursday 17th November 6.30-8.30pm at Durham Fire Station

Talk by Belinda Tweed (Macmillan Family Support Worker at Family Action –County Durham Young Carers) – accompanied by a young person

Refreshments available 10 minutes before the start of the meetings

Friday, October 16, 2015

Meeting - 22nd October 2015

Meeting of the County Durham & Darlington 
Cancer Patients & Carers Group 

Thursday 22nd October 2015, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Durham Fire Station, Lanchester Road, Durham DH1 5RA


Agenda

Welcome & Introductions

Apologies 

Speaker – Jackie Easton from ‘Durham Not Alone’ Service 

Minutes of last meeting (20th August 2015)

Matters Arising

CDDFT update (CW)

Financial update (JS)

Five Senses Survey & Wig Review Update (CS)

Speakers for 2015

Report from other groups

  1.         Durham & District Women’s Cancer Support Group (SA)
  2. Lung Cancer Support Group (GJ)
  3. Cancer Locality Management Group meeting – 25th Sept. (KW)
  4. Network Service User Partnership Group - 16th October (AB)
  5. Network Site Specific Group/Network Cross Cutting Group meetings
  6. Healthwatch (MR)


AOB

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Meeting - 20th August 2015

Meeting of the County Durham & Darlington 
Cancer Patients & Carers Group 

Thursday 20th August 2015, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Durham Fire Station, Lanchester Road, Durham DH1 5RA


Agenda

Welcome & Introductions

Apologies 

Speaker – Sue Spencer from Willow Burn Hopsice 

Minutes of last meeting (21st May 2015)

Matters Arising

‘The Way Forward’ (Barbara Convery from the Network)

CDDFT update (CW)

Financial update (JS)

Five Senses Survey & Wig Review Update (CS)

Publicity (AB, CS)

‘Hug in a Bag’ (SA)

Report from other groups

a) Durham & District Women’s Cancer Support Group (SA)
b) Lung Cancer Support Group (GJ)
c) Cancer Locality Management Group meeting (CS)
d) Network Service User Partnership Group (KW)
e) Network Site Specific Group/Network Cross Cutting Group meetings (AB, GLJ, KW)
f) Healthwatch (MR)

AOB

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Meeting - 21st May 2015

Meeting of the County Durham & Darlington 
Cancer Patients & Carers Group 

Thursday 21st May 2015, 6.30 – 8.30pm at
Durham Fire Station, Lanchester Road, Durham DH1 5RA


Agenda

Welcome & Introductions

Apologies 

Speaker – Elaine Kilgannon from Macmillan 

Minutes of last meeting (28th August 2014)

Matters Arising

Financial update including Network changes to expenses

National Cancer Patient Conference (AB)

Five Senses Survey & Wig Review (CS)

CDDFT update (CW)

Macmillan grant/project (AB)

Publicity – press releases (AB), (contacting practice managers (CS) and local events (AB)

Report from other groups

  • Durham & District Women’s Cancer Support Group (SA)
  • Lung Cancer Support Group (GJ)
  • Cancer Locality Management Group meeting (AB, KW)
  • Network Service User Partnership Group (AB, CS, KW)
  • Network Site Specific Group/Network Cross Cutting Group meetings (MR, KW, CS)
  • Healthwatch (MR)

AOB

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Meeting - 26th February 2015

Meeting of the County Durham & Darlington 
Cancer Patients & Carers Group 

Thursday 26th February 2015, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Darlington Fire Station (Hackworth Room)
St. Cuthbert’s Way, Darlington, DL1 5LN
(free parking & entrance at the rear – off Park Place)


Agenda for the AGM (6.30 – 7.00pm)

Welcome & Introductions

Apologies 

Minutes of last AGM (6th March 2014) – to be agreed

Annual Report

Financial Report & Audited Accounts 

Election of Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer)

Appointment of Representatives for the:
Network – Network Service User Partnership Group (max. 3 reps, 4 meetings a year)
Cancer Locality Management Group for CD&D (max. 3 reps, 6 meetings a year)

 Any Other Business 

Visiting Speaker

7pm Barbara Convery (Macmillan Patient Experience Project Manager at the Network) will talk 
about her role and ideas for patient/carer involvement in the future.

Business Agenda - items to discuss

Work Plan for 2015 - Five Senses Survey & Wig Review
Patient Leader Course (CS)
NSUPG meeting/training event (CS)
  • Report from other groups:
  • Durham & District Women’s Cancer Support Group (SA)
  • Lung Cancer Support Group (CS)
  • Cancer Locality Management Group meeting (Friday 30th January 2015)
  • Northumbria & North Tyneside Cancer Service User Group meeting (CS & JS)
  • Database at Network (CS) 
  • Network Site Specific Group/Network Cross Cutting Group meetings (MR, KW, CS)
  • Healthwatch (MR)

AOB

NOTE:
Minutes from the meeting held on 28th August 2014 will be ratified at the business meeting in May.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Dates of meetings - 2015



County Durham & Darlington Cancer Patients & Carers Group

Meetings in 2015

Date
Time
Venue
Speaker
Thursday 26th February
6.30 – 8.30pm
(AGM 6.30-7.00)
Darlington Fire Station
St. Cuthbert’s Way
Darlington
DL1 5LN

Barbara Convery (Macmillan Patient Experience Project Manager at the Network) 


Thursday 21st May
6.30 – 8.30pm

Sniperley Fire Station
Lanchester Road
Durham
DH1 5RA

Andrea Williams (Macmillan Development Manager)
Overview of Macmillan; the role of a Development Manager; funding; and current work being undertaken to improve the lives of those affected by cancer in County Durham and Darlington.
Thursday 20th August
6.30 – 8.30pm

Sniperley Fire Station
Lanchester Road
Durham
DH1 5RA


Thursday 22nd October
6.30 – 8.30pm

Sniperley Fire Station
Lanchester Road
Durham
DH1 5RA



Refreshments available 10 minutes before the start of the meetings

Meeting - 4th December - CANCELLED

Meeting - 28th August 2014

County Durham & Darlington Cancer Patients’ & Carers’ Group
Meeting on Thursday 28th August 2014
6.30 – 8.30 p.m.

at All Saints Catholic Church Parish Centre, Kitswell Road, Lanchester DH7 0JH 
(car park & entrance to centre at rear)
 (Refreshments available)

Agenda

Welcome & Introductions

Apologies 

Speaker – Trish Greensmith from The Chyrelle Addams Cancer Trust

Minutes of last meeting (29th May 2014) 

Matters Arising

Financial report (JS) & future travel claims 

Fast Focus Events 

Macmillan Support & User Group Event on Tuesday 14th October at the Radisson Hotel in Durham for 
organisers of  support groups & user involvement (MR & SA to attend)

NHS Citizen and NHS People Bank – email from Anne Richardson at the Network

New Network website – http://www.nescn.nhs.uk?

Network Conference in 2015

Ideas for speakers, venues, times etc. for 2015 programme

News from other groups:
  • Support groups (SA)
  • Cancer Locality Management Group (25th July 2014) (MR)
  • Network Service User Partnership Group (12th August 2014) (MR)
        Any Other Business


Next meeting is on Thursday 4th December in the Brown Room at the Pioneering Care Centre, Carer’s Way, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham DL5 4SF. The speaker is Andrea Williams (Macmillan Development Manager) who will give an overview of Macmillan, her role, and work being undertaken to improve the lives of those affected by cancer in County Durham & Darlington.