Living With & Beyond Cancer

Finding out you have cancer can be confusing, scary and overwhelming.

It can often feel like a lonely time, however there is help available for people who are diagnosed with cancer.

Across Coventry and Warwickshire our Living with and Beyond Cancer programme, developed by the NHS and Macmillan Cancer Support, supports people, to lead a good quality of life following their cancer diagnosis.

The programme helps people emotionally, financially, and practically offering support, advice and information they need at a difficult time. 

The hospital Cancer Information and Support teams can provide information and support for anyone affected by cancer.

People newly diagnosed with cancer and their relatives or carers, are invited to attend a Health and Wellbeing event. These online events offer advice on nutrition, fatigue, physical activity and emotional wellbeing. Information about treatment such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiotherapy will be presented, and you can find out about who can help you with financial and benefits advice. If you are a carer, advice will be offered as to who can help you too. 

In addition to the event, a 15 minute virtual consultation via Microsoft teams is offered. This opportunity allows you and your relative/ carer to have a 1:1 session with a cancer information manager. You can discuss your concerns, obtain support and, for some, signpost or refer you to other services that may be able to help you. 

For more information visit our Events and Courses and Support Groups pages, or contact one of the hospital Cancer Information and Support Managers:

Julie Bliss
Cancer Information and Support Manager
Office Location: Main entrance University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
Opening Times: 8.00am - 4.00pm
Monday-Friday
Phone: 024 7696 6052
Email: julie.bliss@uhcw.nhs.uk


Julie Hunt
Cancer Information and Support Manager
Office Location: Main entrance, George Eliot Hospital
Opening Times: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Monday-Friday
Phone: 024 7615 3201
Email: julie.hunt3@geh.nhs.uk 

 

Deborah Smith
Cancer Information and Support team
Stratford and Warwick Hospitals
Opening Times: 8.30am - 4.00pm
Monday-Friday
Phone: 01926 495321 x8214 or x5871
Email: deborah.smith@swft.nhs.uk 

 

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