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King’s Macmillan Information and Support Centre

Who are we?

The Macmillan Information and Support Centre at King’s College Hospital provides a welcoming and confidential drop-in service for anyone affected by cancer.

We are a team of professionals and volunteers here to offer you, your family and friends, support and information throughout your care and following treatment. Whether you have just been diagnosed or have finished treatment, our team is on hand to help you with any practical, emotional or social needs and concerns.

Information and support

We provide information and support on all aspects of living with cancer and other long-term health conditions that cancer can cause. Our staff are available for patients and family members to discuss treatments, side effects and other cancer-related issues.

For written information or further support over the phone, please contact the Centre on 020 3299 5228.

Support services

The following services are available at our King’s College Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) and Beckenham Beacon sites.

  • benefits advice service
  • psychological support service
  • cancer rehabilitation – physiotherapy and dietitian services
  • free wig and headscarf service
  • Look Good Feel Better – this workshop gives men and women affected by cancer the opportunity to learn about skincare following cancer treatments. Experienced beauty therapists and barbers teach people how to use products to assist with appearance changes during treatment. Please contact us for further information.

The services are available via bookable appointments through the centre. We offer a range of flexible options for your appointments, including face to face or phone and video links. Please indicate your preferences when confirming your appointment with us.

We also offer a number of support groups across the Trust. Please visit our support group page for further information.

Getting here

We are on the King’s hospital campus, in the Cicely Saunders Institute (next to Bessemer Wing). We are clearly marked on Map of King’s College Hospital.

The getting here section has details of how to get to the hospital, including by public transport.

Contact us

You can speak to our team of professionals on 020 3299 5228, email
[email protected] or use our drop-in face to face services. We are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2023

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