Get involved: for patients and the public

The Royal Marsden is an NHS Foundation Trust, meaning it is part of the NHS but independent from the Department of Health and directly accountable to its local community. We are committed to ensuring our patients have the best experience and that patients, carers and members of the public can be involved and engaged in our work in many different ways. Anyone who would like to help and have a voice, is welcome.

How would you like to help?

There are many aspects of our work with which you can become engaged or involved. A short description is given below and to find out how, click on the links. 

Become a Foundation Trust Member

If you would like to receive information about the Trust’s work and future plans, be invited to Members’ events, and have a say about our services and how we could improve them, you can become a Foundation Trust member.

Get involved with our services

If you would like to be involved in improving our services, making a difference to how we approach cancer care, and supporting future developments using your unique patient experience, you can get involved with our services.

Get involved with our research

If you have ideas about research and/or would like to be involved with the research we undertake towards delivering better cancer treatment and care, you can get involved with our research.

Join our Cancer Patients' Voice Platform

If you would like to have a say in our research and services and would prefer to get involved online, register for our new Cancer Patients’ Voice platform, where you can contribute to discussions, surveys, and more.

Become a Governor

If you are already a Foundation Trust member and you would like to advise and help support the Trust Board and senior management to understand the needs of its patients, carers and local community, you can become a Governor.

Become a volunteer

If you would like to help and support patients and carers in many other ways, then you can become a volunteer. Learn more about the various opportunities for volunteering by clicking the links below.

You can choose to do one or more of these options. We will provide any necessary training and support that you feel you need. However much or little you decide is right for you, we are very grateful. You will be helping us improve the experience of patients, their carers and their families at The Royal Marsden.

You may find it helpful to see what those involved and engaged with us have to say about their experience, the impact and benefits of their roles and the importance of diversity in the videos below.