RM Partners puts patients, their families and carers at the heart of our work to transform cancer services and care. Our patient involvement and experience programme of work aims to get meaningful and representative patient engagement in a variety of ways and to put patient experience on a par with clinical effectiveness.

We have established the RM Partners Patient Advisory Group, who are providing a patient perspective on various aspects of our work, and the RM Partners Patient Experience Group, which is working to improve the experience provided by our partner organisations.

RM Partners Patient Advisory Group (PAG)

The RM Partners Patient Advisory Group has been established to work closely with and provide patient insight, leadership, challenge and advice on our work programme. The group has:

  • developed patient priorities along the cancer pathway
  • informed the development of the patient experience improvement project
  • contributed to the NHS England 10 year plan for cancer
  • co-designed and quality assured patient information including material for the National Optimal Lung Cancer Pathway, the lung low dose CT case finding, and our RAPID prostate pathway
  • participated in service design and improvement

For more information please contact Fiona Carr.

RM Partners Patient Experience Group (PEG)

The RM Partners Patient Experience Group, consisting of lead cancer nurses from each of our partner acute Trusts, has been established to identify and share best practice in patient experience across our geography as well as implement targeted interventions to introduce patient experience innovations and standardised practice.

The Group will focus on three initiatives:

  • Identify unwarranted variation in patients’ experiences of cancer services and establish interventions to reduce it
  • Identify and implement specific nursing workforce initiatives that show the highest impact on patient experience
  • Provide patient experience expertise and share information and best practice.

For more information, please contact Maureen McGinn.