Surgery: sources of information and support

Royal Marsden Macmillan Hotline

Hotline information

This service provides specialist advice and support to all Royal Marsden patients, their carers, and hospital and community-based doctors and nurses caring for Royal Marsden patients. You can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 020 8915 6899.

Macmillan Cancer Support

www.macmillan.org.uk

Provides free information and emotional support for people living with cancer and information about UK cancer support groups and organisations.

Patients’ Association

www.patients-association.org.uk

Offers a number of booklets and publications which can help people make the right decision about their healthcare.

Department of Health

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health

The Department of Health covers a wide range of information about your care.

Royal College of Anaesthetists

http://www.rcoa.ac.uk

Offers patient information leaflets covering a range of subjects that should be helpful to all patients undergoing an operation. Titles include:

  • Anaesthesia explained
  • You and your anaesthetic
  • Your child’s anaesthetic
  • Headache after an epidural or spinal anaesthetic
  • Your spinal anaesthetic
  • Epidurals for pain relief after surgery