We want to do things differently. Our aim is to ensure that patients and those affected by cancer are at the heart of what we do. To do this, we use a range of approaches and information to engage, listen, and involve everyone.

To fully understand how cancer services can be planned and delivered in the future, we need to understand our local population’s experience and thoughts. 

Involving the public in the design and delivery of cancer services is a key aspect of the communications and engagement strategies of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cancer Alliance. 

As an Alliance we are continually looking at how to involve of key groups across all the workstreams.

See below for some ways you can get involved with the Alliance. 

Non-Surgical Oncology

We are reviewing where we provide appointments for all non-surgical cancer patients. The engagement period is now closed.

Read more here.


People Affected By Cancer Advisory Board

Our People Affected By Cancer Advisory Board (PABCAB) ensures that ​​​​​​those with lived experience of cancer are at the heart of anything we do as a Cancer Alliance.

The purpose of the group is to ensure that the needs of patients and carers are given priority, and to challenge the thinking of those making decisions where necessary. PABCAB members use their knowledge and experience to give advice about the impact on patients and carers of work being developed and undertaken by the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cancer Alliance.

They are co-chaired by a person affected by cancer (known as a lay representative) and are welcome to anyone affected by cancer to join and share their opinion.

The wider variety of voices we can obtain for our Advisory Board, the better targeted our services can be.

Our PABCAB meets every two months, usually face-to-face, in an accessible South Yorkshire venue.

To learn more click here, or please contact: syicb-sheffield.cancerallianceadvisoryboard@nhs.net


Patient Stories

Every person whose life has been affected by cancer has a different story to tell. We believe by listening to these stories and understanding them, we’ll be able to learn from them and improve things in the future. This is called patient engagement and experience, to see the stories from our patients click here.