All our patients diagnosed with cancer are contacted for a cancer care reviews within 3 months and 12 months of diagnosis. There are also external services that can support patients with or affected by cancer:

Macmillan Welfare Benefits Service

Macmillan Welfare Benefits Service provide a free and impartial specialist Welfare Benefits service for Cancer patients who live in the catchment area. The team can identify eligibility for benefits, assist with completing forms and provide support to challenge unfavourable benefit decisions. Their service is an enabling service, delivered primarily over the telephone.

Telephone: 0800 019 6065 (24 hour answer phone)



Macmillan Cancer Support

At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’ll help you find your best way through. From advice about money and work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here when you need us most.

Facebook: @macmillancancer

Twitter: @macmillancancer

Telephone: 0808 808 0000 – Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm


Macmillan Counselling Service

The North East Essex Macmillan Counselling service provides specialist oncology psychological support to patients and their families whose lives are affected by a diagnosis of cancer. The therapy is tailored to suit the individual needs of each person seen and can be accessed at any time throughout their journey. For further details, please use the email address or the phone number below.

Telephone: 01206 745376


Live Better With Cancer

Making day to day life a little bit better for people living with cancer.

Facebook: @livebetterwith


Telephone: 0800 118 2705 open Mon – Fri – 08:00 – 17:00

Website: breathe-easy-clacton-support-group


Date published: 30th October, 2023
Date last updated: 27th November, 2023