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Auckland/Northland Review of the Model of Care for Head and Neck Services

Diana is representing us in this review. I might be wrong but I think this is the first time a patient has been present in a professional review like this.

The review began in January of this year and is being managed by the Northern Regional Alliance. The aim of this project is to review Head and Neck Services in Auckland/Northland.

Diana is present at all the meetings now, apart from a recent Northland meeting where Tammy stood in for her.

By taking part in this review, Diana and Tammy can advocate for improvements in follow-up and other aspects of our care. Presence at these meetings means we can make sure that the patient voice is heard loud and clear.

Northern Region Cancer Consumer Representative Group

This is an ongoing enterprise to which Diana was invited to represent the head and neck cancer tumour stream. It is set up by the Northern Cancer Network and the Regional Health Alliance.


@HeadNeckNZ is our Twitter handle. We connect to other head and neck cancer advocates via Twitter.

Maureen Jansen, secretary of HNCSSN, amateur investigator of head and neck cancer issues. Always willing to be questioned and challenged.