North Derbyshire Expert Patient Volunteer Buddies provide non-clinical support to cancer patients, cancer survivors and carers who live in North Derbyshire communities. Typical activities include:

  • Listening to and supporting cancer patients, survivors and/or carers
  • Sharing your experience when appropriate
  • Signposting cancer patients, survivors and carers to existing information and services when necessary
  • Engaging in conversations about everyday things including the news, hobbies, interests and not just focus on patients’ conditions
  • Maintain confidentiality

• Attending an induction training programme and support / supervision sessions with the Macmillan Expert Patient Programme Manager
(MEPVM) and others as appropriate.