Our Vision

Transforming cancer services to deliver better outcomes for patients in the East of England

Patient Involvement - Experts by Experience

At the core of our work is patient experience.  This forms part of our key values and enables us to include the patient voice at the heart of cancer service improvement.  

Patient perspective informs what we do and how we transform cancer services in the East of England.  Co-producing improvements collaboratively with patients employs the knowledge and insight patients can offer, making them equal experts by experience.  This provides a strong foundation on which to build sustainable services, reduce variation across the region and improve health outcomes.

To get involved in cancer service transformation you might like to consider joining our Patient Advisory Board, or indeed any of the cancer support groups signposted on our website. 

Our Patient Advisory Board

The East of England Cancer Alliance Patient Advisory Board provides patient and carer leadership and insight to the Cancer Alliance Board. It ensures the views and experiences of cancer patients, carers and families inform all aspects of the Cancer Alliance work programme and its' delivery, taking a special interest in patient experience and equity of access.

Co-Chairs: Lindsey Cook, Marion Foreman

Members of the Cancer Alliance Board: Lindsey Cook

Next Meeting: Tuesday 19th November

As of October 2017, confirmed patient/carer members of the Patient Advisory Board and their associated STP areas are:

Member STP

Suzan St Maur (MKCPP)
Jaff Newton (MKCPP)
Linda Wilson (MKCPP)

Shae Ecclestone

Fiona Carey

Bedford, Luton & Milton Keynes

Marion Foreman
Dr Eileen Rubery
Sarah Mappledoram

Lindsey Cook

Glenn Edge

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
Ray Anderson OBE
Hertfordshire & West Essex
Paul Foulger
John Reeve
Mid & South Essex
Ian Bradshaw
Jean Goffin
Alan Stephens (TAC Norfolk)
Dave Pitchers (TAC Norfolk)
Norfolk & Waveney
Laura Woods
Tony Rollo
Suffolk & North East Essex


The Cancer Alliance Lead for the Patient Advisory Board is
Jai Jayaraman jai.jayaraman@nhs.net


Shaping excellence in cancer care - prevention and access to high quality cancer services across the East of England