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How we support you

Anyone affected by cancer can use the Cancer Information and Wellbeing Service. Weā€™re based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and make sure that people affected by cancer have access to good quality, comprehensive and appropriate information and support.

Our team is staffed by Macmillan Cancer information healthcare professionals and supported by trained volunteers.

What we offer

This includes:

  • drop-in and appointment service for advice and support
  • access to a citizens advice advisor (via email or phone)
  • face-to-face wig supply and fitting service on a monthly basis
  • signposting to other services including complementary therapies, and local and national support groups
  • information booklets/leaflets on all aspects of living with cancer
  • advice and support once treatment ends.

Free prescriptions

All people with cancer undergoing treatment can apply for an exemption certificate for a free prescription from their GP.

Collect a FP92A form from your GP surgery. This form must be countersigned by your GP before being sent off.

Other support services

Macmillan Citizens Advice caseworker

A Macmillan Citizens Advice caseworker is available for people with cancer and their families.

You can contact the Alex Carter onĀ 01908 545 160Ā orĀ 07976 021 635Ā or emailĀĀ 

Macmillan Help Overcome Problems Effectively (HOPE) course

A 6 week self-management programme designed to increase your ability to cope. It covers topics such as:

  • fatigue
  • healthy eating
  • exercise
  • fears for the future
  • mindfulness
  • goal setting.

Wig/headwear supply and fitting service

A free service funded by the Cancer Care and Haematology Charitable Fund. Itā€™s available face-to-face at the Cancer Care and Haematology Unit on a monthly basis.

Please ask your CNS, chemotherapy nurses or contact us directly for a referral.

Useful links

We want to help you make healthier lifestyle changes and improve your quality of life. Weā€™ve put together some useful links to external resources which you may find helpful for life with and beyond cancer.

Contact us

Cancer Information and Wellbeing Service
Cancer Information and Wellbeing Service

Cancer and Haematology Unit, Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm.

01296 838340