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Get involved - Have you been affected by Upper Gastro Intestinal (Stomach and Oesophagus) suspect or actual cancer? We are seeking patient stories about people’s experience of being referred with a suspect cancer, going straight to diagnostic test and then treatment. Here’s more information and who to contact for more information.
Get Involved: NICE are recruiting lay members for their committee to help develop public health guidelines. Applications deadline - 25 October 2016 at 9am. Apply here. For queries please email Jennifer Heaton.
Get involved: The Royal College of Psychiatrists seek one Patient and one Carer for their Forensic Faculty Executive Committee. They meet 4 times a year usually in London, so applicants must be able to travel independently using public transport. Travel and subsistence payments are made including hotel costs if necessary. For further information and an application form please phone 020 3701 2566 or email specifying 'RCPsych Forensic Carer/Service User Volunteer'. Closing date for applications 31 October 2016.
Apply for a Patient Experience Network Award (PENNA) 2016. These awards recognise, celebrate and share the great work around the UK to improve the experience of care. Please call Michelle or Lauren on 03333 447060 for more information on how to enter. Here’s Information and a film showcasing 2015 winners. Submission deadline 5pm 28 November 2016 and awards ceremony and conference is 21 March 2017 in Birmingham.