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Support for Healthcare Professionals

Caring for individuals and families affected by cancer can be draining and emotionally exhausting, no matter how your professional role supports people living with cancer. If you feel you could benefit from support, either professionally or personally, contact us.
All contact will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and we will work with you to ensure you are supported to the best of our ability.

Self-care is incredibly important in helping to manage and mitigate the effects of your daily work life. Cancer Relief are committed to helping support mental and physical well-being and so, you will find several self-care videos on our YouTube Channel, such as our Mindfulness Body Scan and Tai Chi.
New videos are uploaded regularly so keep an eye out for new content and if there is anything you would like us to consider providing, send us a message!

Referring to Cancer Relief

We accept referrals from all healthcare professionals involved in an individual’s care.  If you are a healthcare professional and would like to refer a patient or their loved one to our services, please download and complete the form at the bottom of the page. This form can also be found on the GHA intranet. Completed forms must be emailed to for Hospice Outreach Service or to refer to the Centre team.  We aim to initiate contact within 5 days, 2 working days for urgent cases.  For urgent referrals, please follow up your email with a phone call to 20042392, option 1 for Hospice Outreach Services, option 2 for Centre nurses.


At Cancer Relief, we use various assessment tools regularly to ensure individuals are referred to the most appropriate services for their needs and that these services are having the desired outcome. These assessment tools include SPARC, CSNAT and Brief Grief, as well as the Outcome Assessment and Complexity Collaborative (OACC) Suite of Measures to assess whether we are making a positive difference to patients and families receiving our care. You can find these tools below. As explained on the OACC project website, OACC measures can also be used to improve team working, drive quality improvement, deliver evidence on the impact of services, inform commissioning and, most importantly, achieve better results for patients and families.

Read more about the OACC project here.

SPARC assessment tool

CSNAT assessment tool

Brief Grief questionnaire


Our clinical teams work with a variety of documents to ensure our care is both holistic and of the highest standards. Below are some of the holistic assessment documents the charity make use of to ensure our care is thoroughly specific to the individual.

If you would like more information or guidance on how we use them in practise, call +350 200 423 92 or email

My Wishes 

This is Me 

CR Referral Form – Carer

CR Referral Form – Patient