Midland Consumer and Carer Work Group

The active involvement of key stakeholders, consumers, carers and communities was a fundamental principle of the Midland Cancer Strategy Plan.

The Midland Cancer Network established the Midland Consumer and Carer Work Group following a meeting of interested people in September 2009 and the group has met quarterly since March 2010.  This group is the key way the network obtains consumer and carer perspectives into the work programme.

Consumers are people who have had personal experience of cancer and cancer services.
Carers are family and friends who have provided support and/or unpaid care to a person with cancer.

Participation occurs when consumers, carers and community members are meaningfully involved in decision making about cancer control planning and service improvement, and the wellbeing of themselves and the community.

Representatives are nominated consumer, carer or community members who are nominated by and accountable to an organisation of consumers, carers or community members.

Our consumer and carer participation strategies include:

  • Establishment of a Consumer and Carer Work Group
  • Consumer and/or carer advisor on the Midland Cancer Network Executive Group 

If you are interested in contributing from a consumer or carer perspective please contact Midland Cancer Network on phone 07 859 9154 or email: midlandcancernetwork@healthshare.co.nz

More Information: 

Terms of Reference

Cancer Consumer Representation Training - Midland Region Final Report (2014)