Supporting Your Patient
Information for patients diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Cancer.
Being diagnosed with cancer is one of the greatest challenges anyone can face. Being diagnosed with a rare or uncommon cancer can have additional consequences, not least in terms of awareness, early diagnosis and access to expertise.
Feelings of isolation, fear, uncertainty and anxiety are not uncommon.
NCUK exists to support patients and their loved ones with the physical and psychological burden of Neuroendocrine Cancers. Working alongside HCPs and clinical teams, we are an additional source of support and information – often simply acting as a sounding board for patients – to go through information they have received (where they want to check their understanding) and providing reassurance where needed.
Compassionate Welfare Grant
We are very aware that there are costs associated with getting to and from hospital appointments, especially for investigations and treatments. We really want to be able to support our community, and have therefore developed a compassionate travel welfare fund. The objective of this fund is to provide financial support to Neuroendocrine Cancer patients and, where required, an accompanying family member, clinical advocate or carer, for travel to expert clinical centres to access treatment related scans and treatments.
Please note that our welfare grant is a small grant that we would like as many people to be able to access as possible. Please note that we can only offer a maximum of £250, per person – as a one off payment. If your patient is struggling financially, they may find some of Macmillan’s information and advice services useful: Other grants and loans.
The request for financial support must come from one of your specialist clinical team and there is an application form to complete below.
Clinical teams will be made aware of this fund. We truly hope that this will provide some relief to those who need it.
*This grant was made possible through the support of AAA (A Novartis Company).
Compassionate Welfare Grant Application Form