Patient information

We know that having good information about cancer and its treatments is important for patients, helping them to understand what is happening and enabling them to make informed decisions about their care.

We hold leaflets by a wide range of organisations at the centre as well as writing our own publications. This service is the responsibility of our Information team.

All our publications are written in conjunction with relevant healthcare professionals, as well as patients and carers, following a documented process (10-Point Plan).

The LJMC achieved certification to the Information Standard in 2011. This programme, supported by NHS England, was dedicated to improving the quality of health and care information. Although this scheme closed in 2019, the LJMC Information team continues to follow the criteria in the Standard using procedures that ensure our publications are:

  • accurate
  • impartial
  • balanced
  • evidence-based
  • accessible
  • well-written

The quality of our information publications has been recognised nationally with the team winning a number of awards for its work.


Information publications are available from the Drop-in centre and also the iPoint, the satellite information desk in the Cancer Centre.

Look in the Links section of this website for details of other organisations that may be helpful for you.


LJMC libraryOur Amazon Wish List

The LJMC library is in the Drop-in centre and includes books on many topics that may help you when you are affected by cancer.

This is primarily a reference service although we do have a few books that we are able to lend to people for a short period.

We welcome contributions to the library and have set up a Wish List with Amazon. This includes books that have been recommended by LJMC staff as well as publications recommended by Macmillan Cancer Support.

If you wish to donate a book from this list, please visit the Amazon Wish List site and search for the LJMC Wish List.

If you have any problems, please contact the Information team via the LJMC Helpline (020 3826 2555).


If you have any questions about cancer and its treatments, please contact the LJMC Telephone Helpline (020 3826 2555) or drop in to the LJMC during opening hours. 




Last updated: July 25, 2019