Colorectal and Anal Cancer Macmillan Nurses

An established, expert bowel and anal cancer nursing team who are involved in co-ordinating & managing the patient cancer care pathway from diagnosis into aftercare. The Macmillan Nurses run Nurse led clinics and work as part of the multi-disciplinary team.
The Macmillan Colorectal Nurse is usually the patient’s Key Worker and can help co-ordinate the patients’ pathway through much of their journey. They can provide information, emotional, psychological and social support. They meet patients from point of diagnosis (or whom have a high suspicion of cancer diagnosis) through staging investigations, treatment/s and follow up.
The Macmillan Nurses have a Macmillan Support Worker who often answers to phones and may be able to help with queries.
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Value of Support Groups: Some C-side Members


Our team can offer help through:

  • Support at diagnosis
  • Nurse Led Clinics at RSCH and PRH sites
  • Assessment and Treatments advice related to Cancer
  • Symptoms support
  • Treatment options
  • Information and advice on social/practical/financial issues
  • Diet advise
  • Psychological support
  • Help with spiritual needs
  • Referral to key services such as stoma nurses/Welfare clinics
  • Discharge and Follow up advice
  • Working with and Linking to Local and National Support services

Contact details:
Macmillan Support Worker – 01273 696955 extn. 7658
Brighton and Hove Team – Royal Sussex County Hospital -Tel 01273 696955 extn. 4349
Mid Sussex Team – Princess Royal Hospital – Tel 01444 441881 extn. 5694

Patient Information Leaflets

A - Z of Bowel Cancer
Colorectal Cancer Support Group Leaflet
The Macmillan Colorectal Nurse Specialists
Supported Self management Leaflet
Bowel Cancer Support Group
Macmillan Welfare Benefit Service Flyer
What Happens Next Leaflet

*C-Side Support Group. C-Side is a voluntary support group for bowel & anal cancer patients in the area formed of Brighton & Hove to Seaford and north to Lewes. It is made up of patients, carers and healthcare professionals
Web Site: http://c-sidebrighton.org/
Email address: info@c-sidebrighton.org

**Mid Sussex Bowel Cancer Support Group. Meets alternate every 3rd Tuesday of the month in Haywards Heath. For more details please call  Macmillan Support Worker – 01273 696955 extn 7658.




Macmillan Support Worker
01273 696955 extn. 7658

Brighton and Hove Team
Royal Sussex County Hospital

01273 696955 extn. 4349

Mid Sussex Team
Princess Royal Hospital

01444 441881 extn. 5694

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Macmillan Cancer Support
Helpline: 0808 808 0000
Web site:
www.macmillan.org.uk

Beating Bowel Cancer
Helpline: 08450 719 300
Web Site:
www.beatingbowelcancer.org

NHS Choices
web site: http://www.nhs.uk

Information Prescription
www.nhs.uk/ipg/Pages/IPStart.aspx

C-Side Support Group*
Web Site: http://c-sidebrighton.org/
Email address: info@c-sidebrighton.org

Mid Sussex
Bowel Cancer Support Group
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01273 696955 extn 7658