True partnership, is truly productive

Cancer Services Partnership is a charity run by and for people affected by cancer. We enable the views and experiences of patients, family and friends to be heard and used to improve cancer care in north and central Hampshire.

The group is made up of patients and carers from the main HHFT cancer care locations; Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. An integral part of the group is also the clinical matrons who have cancer care responsibilities.

We have regular attendance from Macmillan cancer charity professionals and are involved with local support groups such as The Pink Place and The Blue Place in Basingstoke.


We have links with the following, who may attend our meetings

What we do

Our meetings bring our core membership together along with our key hospital partners, representatives of the other support groups and any invited observers.

In the two hour sessions, we exchange news and updates of issues in the Hampshire area that affects the cancer patient and carer experience. We examine concerns we feel need to be highlighted and feed them back to the relevant organisations, hospitals, support groups etc. Where appropriate we agree on an action plan which may be delegated to a smaller Working Group.

We also initiate projects pro-actively on a bespoke local basis to improve the overall patient/carer experience.

If you would like to read about some of the activities the core members undertake, please click here.

A truley productive partnership

We work very closely with our key partners for the benefit of all cancer patients and their carers. We have excellent relationships with health professionals and NHS managers, and our associates in various other groups and organisations.

Where and when we meet

Normally we meet in the Basingstoke and Winchester Hospital Board Rooms simultaneously and are linked by video conference technology.

Meetings are held in the daytime during the normal week. For more information on this, check out the events page.

How can I get involved?

Frankie Webb
Frankie WebbChair CSP

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. I can still remember how it felt to be told that I have cancer. Having been through chemotherapy and radiotherapy I am now leading a very full life. This experience has made me realise how precious life is and I do not waste a single day. I became chair of this group back in 2009 with the intention working with patients, carers and NHS professionals to improve the cancer services provided by all hospitals within the Trust.

Peter Humphreys
Peter HumphreysTreasurer CSP

My wife was a late diagnosis with bowel cancer that had spread. The diagnosis and emergency operation was very traumatic for us. I was her carer throughout her illness and treatment. I was invited to join the Cancer Services Partnership (CSP) in 2012 as a result of my attendance at a hospital organised carers convention. My wife and I felt that there were some aspects of our cancer journey with the hospital that could have been better. I continue to work with the CSP in the hope that I can make some contribution, no matter how small, to improving the experience of others, their carers and families, undergoing any treatment for cancer across the whole of the Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust.