Macmillan coffee invite from Thanet team involved in new cancer ‘early diagnosis’ pilot project

Members of Thanet Health CIC cancer care team

This event has been rescheduled to Thursday 13th October, due to the death of HM Queen Elizabeth ll.

The team at Thanet Health CIC will be hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Wednesday, September 14 between 8:30am – 12:30pm to raise funds and share details of a cancer rehabilitation project which they have been involved with since June 1.

Coastal and Rural East Kent (CARE) Primary Care Network in Thanet has been awarded funding for a cancer pre-habilitation project via Kent & Medway Cancer Alliance.

The PCN – made up of Westgate Surgery, Birchington Medical Centre, Minster Surgery, Ash Surgery, Broadstairs Medical Practice and St. Peters Surgery – is the only PCN in Kent and Medway that is offering the service and is a pilot project for the next 12 months.

The project aims to focus on early diagnosis through actions such as increasing screening uptake, reducing health inequalities and offering support or information within 3 months of a patient receiving a cancer diagnosis

Team member Eunice Humphries said: “We are closely working with Kent and Medway Pre-habilitation Service, Macmillan, CRUK Secondary care and other providers including the voluntary sectors to support this project and improve early diagnosis of cancer and reduce cancer risks by lifestyle advice and intervention.”

The team is made up of Dawn Langdon (Cancer Project Lead Nurse) Nadine Saunders (Cancer Care HCA), Faye Hames – Strategic Development Manager, Margaret Mogentale – Strategic Relationship Manager and Eunice Humphries – Cancer Care Admin Support.

Thanet Health CIC will hold the coffee morning at its base in Kent Innovation Centre, Millennium Way, Broadstairs.