Videos Patients Might Find Helpful

NHSX is the team driving forward the digital transformation of health and social care. They've produced a series of videos written by NHS clinicians for patients - some specifically for those affected by cancer. Take a look....

• What is Cancer? (1:54)
• Overview Cancer Treatment (3:13)
• Having Chemotherapy (4:05)
• What to look for during Chemotherapy (3:37)
• Having Radiotherapy (4:11)


Cancer52, the charity for rare and less common cancers, have teamed up with patients and the National Clinical Director for Cancer, Professor Peter Johnson, to encourage people to access the cancer care they need as part of the #HelpUsToHelpYou campaign. View the film here:



Maintaining Health and Wellbeing

Rhubarb Radio

    • Jackie Buxton, author of Tea and Chemo : Fighting Cancer, Living Life, and Sara Williamson, Chair of Yorkshire Cancer Community, chat with presenter Emma Kirke about the power of creative writing and new life perspectives generated by the coronavirus situation. Listen here

Macmillan Cancer Support - Seven Day Exercise Challenge

    • Macmillan's seven day at home daily exercise challenge, for people of all ages and all fitness levels. Learn more and sign up here

How To Access Help If You Can't Go Out

If you are self-isolating or are classed as one of the vulnerable who are currently being ‘shielded’ at home and you do not have friends or family nearby, where can you go for help?

The Yorkshire Cancer Community has compiled a list of useful contacts.

Click here to access.



  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, in partnership with Maggie's Yorkshire

A dedicated Cancer Support Helpline has been launched for patients and their carers to contact if they are worried or have questions about COVID-19 following receipt of a letter from Leeds Teaching Hospitals about changes to their appointment or treatment.

The helpline 0800 923 0014 will be open Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm and will be staffed by Clinical Nurse Specialists from Maggie's, working alongside the Trust's corporate cancer team. The service is available to anyone who is being treated for cancer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

National Charities

National Charities

Many national cancer charities are providing coronavirus information on their websites, specifically for people affected by cancer. This includes questions and answers developed by the One Cancer Voice charities, in partnership with NHS England. Click here to find a list of links to national and other charity websites.

Support Groups

Support Group Activity

  • Would you like us to promote your support group and the work you are doing to provide help and support for people affected by cancer at this difficult time? If so, please contact us: email

Community Patient Panel

Community/Patient Panel

Our Community/Patient Panel is just one of the ways in which West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance is working with those affected by cancer across our area - patients and their families, carers, service users - to ensure their experiences and views inflence the work that we do and the decisions we take.

Click here to find out how you can get involved in the work of the panel.


Other Helpful Resources

Here's what Bradford Teaching Hospitals are doing to help when family and friends are unable to visit their loved one....