The Pink Sister's Cancer Journeys

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Wokingham Borough commissioned Chemogiftbags to capture stories of those living in Wokingham Borough who have been through breast cancer treatment, to find out about the ease of accessing information and services locally. Chemogiftbags is run by a small team and lets people in Berkshire, who have Breast Cancer and are undertaking chemotherapy, know that there are people who care. This is a collection of the stories from peoples cancer journeys.

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General details

Report title 
The Pink Sister's Cancer Journeys
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Wokingham
Date of publication 
Friday, 31 March, 2017
Type of report 
Patient experience
Key themes 
Health promotion
Holistic support
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of care
Staff attitudes
Waiting times and lists for treatment
Other information of note about this report 
Case Study
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
User stories
How was the information collected? 
Third Party
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Secondary care services 
Cancer services

Details about conditions and diseases

Conditions or diseases 
Types of long term conditions 
Cancer in the last 5 years

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.