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Cancer Services in Sussex during COVID-19 – What this means for you.

June 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

A free event for anyone with concerns about cancer services during Covid-19 to hear presentations and ask questions of cancer experts.

In these challenging times, this is a free event for anyone with concerns about cancer services during Covid-19, including cancer patients and those that care for friends and family with cancer. This event provides you with access to advice from experts. The session will try to answer your questions about how to access cancer services during COVID-19 and how to get the support you need during this time. You will hear presentations from:

Dr Richard Simcock, consultant clinical oncologist at the Sussex Cancer Centre;

Scarlett Jinman-Dunt, an oncology Macmillan nurse;

Dr Mathew Thomas, Cancer GP lead for East Sussex.

We invite you to submit questions in advance which our experts will aim to respond to during their presentations. You will also have the chance to ask questions electronically during the event and our facilitator will field as many of these as possible, to our presenters.

This event will be recorded and a summary write-up produced. Both will be made available to all participants and via the Sussex local Healthwatch websites. Any questions submitted in advance or during this session, will be shared with the presenters and we will aim to include their responses in our write-up.

Who is this event for?

This event is for anyone who is concerned about cancer services during Covid-19 including cancer patients and those that care for friends and family with cancer.

What will you learn?

The session will try to answer your questions about how to access cancer services during Covid-19 and how to get the support you need during this time.

Who is running this event?

This event is being hosted by Healthwatch in Sussex who are represented by Healthwatch Brighton and Hove in partnership with Healthwatch West Sussex and Healthwatch East Sussex.

This event will be chaired by Geoffrey Bowden, Healthwatch Brighton and Hove Director and professional broadcaster (Latest TV and Radio Reverb).

This event will also be facilitated by Katrina Broadhill, Healthwatch West Sussex Manager.

Who are the presenters?

Dr Richard Simcock is a consultant clinical oncologist at the Sussex Cancer Centre and a consultant medical advisor to Macmillan Cancer Support. He tweets as @BreastDocUK.

Scarlett Jinman-Dunt was an oncology nurse for eight years before moving to the Macmillan Horizon Centre in October 2019.

Dr Alex Mancey-Barratt has been a GP in Brighton and Hove for 30 years. Since 2017 he has also worked as a Macmillan GP within Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group to improve cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis and support for people after treatment.

How do I submit questions?

Joining details for the event will be sent out approximately one week before the event. At this point, participants will be given the opportunity to submit questions to the presenters in advance.

What if I miss the session due to illness or otherwise?

All participants who have registered will be sent information on how to access the recording of the full event plus the write-up including participant questions and responses by the presenters.

Contact details

If you have any other questions, please contact

Office@healthwatchbrightonandhove.co.uk for the attention of Michelle Kay


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