Macmillan Welfare Benefits Service

Macmillan Welfare Benefits Service provide a free and impartial specialist Welfare Benefits service for Cancer patients who live in the catchment area. The team can identify eligibility for Benefits, assist with completing forms and provide support to challenge unfavourable benefit decisions. Their service is an enabling service, delivered primarily over the telephone.

Telephone: 0800 019 6065 (24hr Answer phone)



Macmillan Counselling Service

The North East Essex Macmillan Counselling service provides specialist oncology psychological support to patients and their families whose lives are affected by a diagnosis of cancer. The therapy is tailored to suit the individual needs of each person seen and can be accessed at any time throughout their journey. For further details, please use the email address or the phone number below.

Telephone: 01206 745376


Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

Sign up today to take Steps for Jo’s! Every step you take can help us be there for more people affected by cervical cancer and it couldn’t be easier. You choose the day, the time and the distance to suit you.
We’re the UK’s leading cervical cancer charity!

Twitter: @JoTrust

Facebook: @joscervicalcancertrust

Telephone: 0808 802 8000



Urgent 2 Week Wait – Cancer Referral

What is an urgent referral?

Your GP has arranged for you to have tests or to see a hospital doctor (specialist) urgently. This is to investigate your symptoms further. You might have some tests to find out what is wrong and whether or not it could be cancer. More information regarding the local referral process can be found at:

Frequently Asked Questions