The Patient Support Working Group (PSWG) is currently led by Liz Atkinson of Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.and supported by Board member Rosin Foster, Chief Executive of Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.

Supporting patients, especially via the Patient Support Working Group (PSWG), is one of the most important areas of work for ECL!

The current working areas for the Patient Support Working Group are:

1. Employment and cancer patients

2. Access to Financial Services

3. Psychosocial Screening and Support

4. Monitoring trends in Palliative Care


GUIDELINES FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS - how to support and communicate with informal caregivers of persons with cancer (2017)

ECL Caregivers guideline 2017 Page 01


Read here the latest article on voluntary work and PSWG, Oct 2017, written by Laila Walther – head of division for Patient Support and Community Activities of the Danish Cancer Society

Laila Walther



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Meeting in Copenhagen, September 2017



ECL Patient Support Working Group Barcelona 2016

ECL Patient Support Working Group 2016 



The Patient Support Working Group meets twice a year with regular email and teleconferencing contact in between. For more information about the next meetings and membership please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (PSWG (at)

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