Jo Farey  from VAR met and asked the NHS Bowel Screening Team if they would like to come with me to talk to your group in the new year about a new Bowel Screening ‘kit’, that is scheduled to be rolled out around April 2019. They would be happy to, but need about 5/6 weeks notice to be available.

If you would like us to come, could you give me a couple of dates – perhaps late January / early February?


Survey link – Prostate Cancer and visits to hospital:

‘We’re looking for men affected by prostate cancer or families to share their views of hospital visits and the support required, from diagnosis through treatment.  The survey is quick to complete taking about 8 minutes.  Anyone who has received a service for prostate cancer, in South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw or N. Derbyshire, can take the survey, or their partner or carer. The survey link is open throughout December until January 6th  2019.

The information will be used to help further develop prostate cancer services.  If you’d like to get involved more in the project alongside NHS staff or give your views your way, please contact me, Helen Thompson,  Patient Engagement Officer, SYBND Cancer Alliance,’




Jo Farey

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