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Radiotherapy patients given a say

PUBLISHED: 11:30 14 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:56 06 July 2010

RADIOTHERAPY patients across Norfolk and Waveney are being urged to help shape the region's future provision.

Health bosses at NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney, NHS Norfolk and the Anglia Cancer Network want patients to voice their views at a series of public meetings.

RADIOTHERAPY patients across Norfolk and Waveney are being urged to help shape the region's future provision.

Health bosses at NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney, NHS Norfolk and the Anglia Cancer Network want patients to voice their views at a series of public meetings.

Maggie Parsons, cancer commissioning manager at NHS Yarmouth and Waveney, said: “This will be your opportunity to participate in the decision process, shaping how radiotherapy services in Norfolk, Yarmouth and Waveney will look in the future.

“We want to know how people made the decision on having radiotherapy, how far they had to travel, whether the travel time affected that decision, what their doctor told them and whether they considered other treatments.”

Kathryn Griffiths, commissioning manager at NHS Norfolk, said: “It is absolutely vital to us that we understand more about the experiences of patients who have radiotherapy treatment to enable us to develop and further improve the service we provide.”

A local meeting will be held at the Friends' Meeting House in 15 Smallgate, Beccles between 2.30pm and 4.30pm on February 1.

Radiotherapy patients do not need to book a place but for further information call 01638 608219.

Anyone who is unable to attend but who would like to share their thoughts should call Donna Cathmoir at the Anglia Cancer Network on 01638 608215 or email donna.cathmoir@suffolkpct.nhs.uk until February 7.

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