Thirsk Doctors Surgery

Cancer Champion scheme

Jayne Hello my name is Jayne Portrey-Young and I am the practice Cancer Champion, I have worked at the surgery for 2 years in     the reception team. My working hours are Monday mornings, Tuesdays and Wednesdays all day. 

 You can contact me on the surgery number 01845 440462

 Or if you prefer via email at

 If you or someone you love or care for has been given a cancer diagnosis this can be a very difficult, upsetting and confusing   time.

  You may have questions like.

  •    What do I do now?
  •    How will I cope?
  •    What help can I get?
  •    How will I pay my bills?
  •    Can I stay at home?
  •    Who can I talk to?
  •    What do I need to know?


As Cancer Champion I can help you with providing lots of different information about available services, how to access these and how to get the help you need, what the diagnosis means to you and what is available to help you cope.

I have information in easy to read formats and booklet form.

You can talk to me and let me know what you need and I will put a pack together for you to either collect or I am happy to post out to you if you prefer.

Equally if you are just feeling a bit overwhelmed or low and need someone to talk to, I’m here for you.  No question or query is too small or irrelevant, if it matters to you, it matters to me.   

At the surgery we also have access to lots of wonderful teams such as the Macmillan team and can refer you on to these amazing nurses who can offer you lots of support.

We’re here to help

Jayne, Cancer Champion

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