Message Feb 2018 from Jayne

Happy New year to everyone,

lets hope its a good one for all.

As you know the Heads up Support Group is continuing to run alternative months now, and new leaflets are in the department if anyone wishes to collect one. The dates and times are also available on the web site.

Robin has continued to be our chair man for the past 8 years, but has made a decision that he wants to step down . We are now in the  position of wanting one of our members to take over the role.  Is anyone interested on taking on the chair; I am sure Robin will show whoever takes over the position the ropes.

I would like to take this moment to thank Robin for his continued support to the group, along with his other commitments in helping to improve the patient cancer journey. I hope he will continue to attend these meetings when he can.

see you all on the 20th of February

Jayne Tipper CNS x

Five Year Cancer Strategy Published

The NHS has published its Cancer Strategy.  Cancer Strategy

Heads Up links up with Plymouth Regional H&N Support Group

We have agreed to share ideas with Plymouth who have a Facebook Page and an excellent Newsletter

As part of this link up, Plymouth has kindly sent a sample Boogie Board

This is a device to help patients who have a problem speaking. They can quickly write then delete messages on a tablet. The hospital wishes to purchase four tablets when funds are available.

Fund Raising

If anyone wishes to donate to Heads Up, we now have our own bank account, and a Paypal donation page Donations  (Click “Donate” button at bottom of page). This will go towards the Boogie Boards or the booklet described on the Donations page.

If anyone wishes to raise funds for the hospital, can they please follow the following procedure:- 

Should any Maxillo-facial patient want to make a donation to the department they will need to make the cheque out to the Maxillo-facial Trust fund. If they send cheques to Mrs Lorayne Johnson , Head and Neck Directorate PA. She will ensure it is put in the correct Trust fund. 

Any ENT patients wishing to donate to ENT, again if they make a cheque out to the Ear, Nose and Throat Trust Fund , Lorayne will process this. 

For the Heads up group as we do not have regular donations we cannot have a Trust fund  specifically for this.  Therefore if they make a cheque out to Maxillo facial Trust fund but identify in a letter that they wish the funds to be utilised in the Heads up group we will be able to use the monies for the group .