Albert Road Surgery

Cancer Care Coordinators


What is a Cancer Care Coordinator?


A Cancer Care Coordinator is a member of the Primary Care Team here at your GP surgery who can
support you throughout your treatment and beyond.


Your GP Practice will make you known to our Cancer Care Coordinator team who will get in touch with you to talk about how best to
help you especially following diagnosis. These first months can be a busy time with appointments and emotions whilst your treatment
and care plan is being set up.


Our Cancer Care Coordinator can be your point of contact, someone who knows things work and can be your go between with your
Doctors, Specialists and Care Team if there is anything that is worrying you. They will have your best interests at the heart of
everything that they do. They can help with practical health and support as well as emotional health and well-being support.


Your cancer care coordinator will support you to be involved in having more control over your health and to help you decide about your care needs and treatment.

Your cancer care coordinator will:

  • Be available (during working hours) to help you with any worries that you may have.
  • Get in touch with you within 3 months of your diagnosis to review how things are going and check if you need any help with practical things, money worries, or to talk about things.
  • Within 12 months, we will get in touch again to talk about how things are going and talk in more detail. We will send you a check list to have a look through before we meet to make sure we are not missing anything important to you.
  • Provide information related to living with a cancer diagnosis including eating well and exercise and anything else that might be important to you.


Your Cancer Care Coordinator can:

  • Talk with other professionals or organisations on your behalf should you wish.
  • Put you in touch with other professionals or support organisations such as Macmillan and cancer connections
  • Provide you with further information on many things like free prescriptions to eating well and exercise.
  • Connect you up with support groups and other groups in the
  • Support those who are supporting you!

Care coordination can help to take away some of the worry and stress of living with a cancer





Cancer Support Services available in Primary Care:




Call the Macmillan Support Line on

0808 808 00 00





Helpline: 0808 802 8000




Telephone: 0191 456 5081








Call Our Specialist Nurses:

0800 074 8383






Telephone: 0191 417 8043






Call us: 0300 123 1801