This website has been created to help anyone affected by Melanoma who is or has been treated at the following NHS Trusts: Royal Surrey County Hospital, Ashford & St Peters, East Surrey Hospital, and Frimley Park Hospital.
We are a Social and Support Group who can help put you in touch with other people who have been through or are going through what you are facing now. We can also point you in the direction of help or advice. We have all been there in different ways and talking often helps. You are not alone!
Our group is currently set up to support people who are being treated at St Luke’s Cancer Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey, but we’re always keen to expand and to link in with other local groups.
Please join us via Zoom to enjoy your tea/coffee break, listen to an expert and discuss our melanoma concerns.
Wed 29th July 10-11:30
Wed 26th Aug 10-11:30
Wed 23rd Sept 15-16:30
CLICK HERE for Zoom PC Layout
If you need to talk, we’re here to listen. With a weekly call from one of our trained Telephone Buddies
Outpatient waiting areas redesigned & patient flows changed to allow social distancing
Telephone & Video Consultations
Slots will be booked for Drive past Blood Tests & Medication Collection;
located at front of St Luke’s
Click for Royal Surrey Coronavirus Hub
MelaNoMore Newsletter No 6 June-July 2020
We have our next Zoom Virtual Café on Wednesday 1st July from 10.00am.
We have two presenters during the morning Sarah Browne from Surrey Healthwatch talking about a project where they need the help of patients and families about the effects of Covid-19 on care services in the area.
There is a flyer attached to this Newsletter giving some more details in case you are not on the call and want to participate?
Following on we have Catherine May, Head of Psychology covering St Luke’s Cancer Centre, who will talk about aspects of dealing with isolation, as well as answering any other concerns you may want to raise around your care and support?
Elizabeth Clayton, Consultant Breast & Skin Surgeon and Delia Sworm, Cancer Nurse Specialist will also be in “The Café”.
There will be time for general chat on items you want to raise or discuss as well.
The atmosphere is relaxed and gives an opportunity for you to talk with others in a similar situation to your own.
One final piece of Information MelaNoMore has been approached by Guildford & Waverley CCG to publicise a survey, they are carrying out with Macmillan, on how cancer care in particular has been affected in recent months and to talk about possible changes to improve the service.
A Flyer and link to the Cancer Interface Questionnaire Survey Form are attached from Alex Greenway, Macmillan Cancer Pathway Manager, giving a link to the survey, if you would like to participate?
MelaNoMore has made it clear to both bodies above that we will let members know about Surveys, etc. as part of our education & information role, but responses are entirely voluntary and between you and the Survey Team.
I look forward to seeing you at “The Café” or at other events we hope to have later in the year. We are still planning an education event for a Wellbeing Day during the Autumn, but we cannot firm up until we know when we can meet as a Group, or whether a virtual meeting is realistic.
More details to follow or keep an eye on our Website.
Paul Duhig, Chairman
Where You'll Find Us
St Luke's Cancer Centre
The Royal Surrey County Hospital