Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance

Help us to improve cancer care and the quality of life of people with cancer

Patient and Public Cancer Champions

Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance (SSCA)


Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance is one of 21 cancer alliances in England. We work in partnership with healthcare organisations, charities, Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations and Patient’s support groups across Surrey and Sussex.

We aim to engage people in our work in a meaningful way where everyone feels valued and appreciated. We strongly believe that only by working together with the patients and their carers we can achieve our ultimate goal, which is an excellent experience for all cancer patients in Surrey and Sussex.

We aim to engage people who live in Surrey and Sussex to help us to create accessible and effective cancer services.

Boba Rangelov has been appointed at the SSCA as a Patient and Public Engagement Manager on 1st September 2020. Boba’s role includes all activities related to Patient and Public Engagement.

One of the ways to engage patients, carers, ex-carers, and members of the public who have an interest in improving cancer services in Surrey and Sussex, is to join SSCA’s Patients and Public Cancer Champions.

SSCA would also like to hear about the personal experiences of people affected by cancer and their carer(s). Only if we listen to the patient’s and carer’s stories we can find out about good practices but also identify those practices that need to be improved. So, if you would like to share your story or if you know somebody who would like to talk about their personal experience using Surrey and Sussex cancer services, please get in touch.

To do this please fill in an application form, see above right.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to work together to reduce variation and improve survival rates, outcomes and experience by driving innovations and improvements across our population.  We view patients and carers as equal partners in the design and delivery of their care, and we strive to ensure that the quality of care they receive is personalised to their needs.

In collaboration with system partners and through co-production with patients we seek to:

  • Reduce variation and inequalities in the delivery of cancer services across Surrey and Sussex
  • Improve accessibility of cancer services across Surrey and Sussex
  • Improve survivorship and outcomes for patients diagnosed with a cancer
  • Ensure patients have a personalised plan for their cancer treatment and recovery that reflects their wishes
  • Share best practice, innovation, and learning.

Our values

Our values underpin our approach to cancer transformation. They are:

  • Patients first – every patient, every day
  • Collaborative working
  • A willingness to change
  • Compassionate at all times
  • Transformation based on evidence
  • Honesty and integrity.