​Affected by Cancer and Live in Bolton? Get involved in BPAC.

​Affected by Cancer and Live in Bolton? Get involved in BPAC.

  Published to Other News on Nov 16, 2017

Bolton People Affected by Cancer (BPAC) is a user involvement group that has co-produced the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service in Bolton (MCISS), along with Bolton Hospice and Bolton NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.

BPAC is looking for new members and are holding a recruitment day on Wednesday, 29th November, 1.00pm-3.30pm, at the Bolton Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Centre based here at Bolton Hospice in Giles House.

The afternoon will provide more information and background on BPAC, and its plans for the future, along with an opportunity to show your interest in being involved.

Jan O’Brien, an MCISS Volunteer here at Bolton Hospice, became a member of BPAC in 2015, after being diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, an aggressive cancer of the jawbone, in December 2006.

She said: “I was drawn to the group because I felt extremely passionate about being a ‘voice for change’ in our town and the group provided an opportunity to utilise my experience working alongside other patients, carers and health professionals. As a member of the team I feel privileged to be working towards improving services and provision to support cancer patients and their families in Bolton and ensuring they never feel alone. Ensuring that everyone in Bolton who is living with and beyond cancer receives the very best possible help and support they can from the point of diagnosis, and beyond, is a real priority to me.

“I would strongly encourage anyone who has been affected by cancer in Bolton and wants to play a part in helping to shape the future of cancer services in our town, and beyond, to consider becoming a member of BPAC. We all bring different experiences of cancer to the group as patients and also carers. There are lots of exciting local plans and initiatives to get involved with and as a member of BPAC you can really make a difference to peoples’ lives.”

For further information, or to book a place, please telephone MCISS on 01204 663 059. Afternoon tea will also be provided. 

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