Macmillan cancer information and support centre

The trust has three Macmillan Cancer information and support service centres, one at each of our three main hospitals. Please see below for the opening times and contact details for each one.

Cancer information and support at Barnet Hospital

The Macmillan cancer information and support centre was developed in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support. It is an additional resource at Barnet Hospital for those being treated for cancer.

The centre, in the main entrance of Barnet Hospital, provides a relaxed and friendly environment where patients, their family and friends, can ask questions and talk through their concerns with a cancer specialist. We are open Monday-Friday between 10am-4pm (excluding bank holidays).

Please download our leaflet to find out more about our service.

Find out how to get to Barnet Hospital.

Cancer advice and cancer support: what do we offer?

Our library of resources includes useful information on all aspects of cancer care, as well details of local and national cancer support agencies and services. We also provide a weekly benefits cancer advice service in conjunction with the local Citizens Advice Centre. This is open to residents of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey.

If you would like to make an appointment, please call 020 8440 4227, or you can see an advisor without an appointment between 10am and 12.30pm on Tuesdays. If you are coming to the hospital only to meet an advisor please call first and confirm the session is running. You can do this using the number above.

Questions about cancer care: what do people ask us?

When providing cancer information, we are often asked the following questions:

  • Who can I speak to about advice on financial benefits?
  • How can I learn more about the type of cancer I have?
  • What support is available to me as a carer?
  • Do you have any details of local and national cancer support groups?
  • Do you have details for complementary therapy services?

If you'd like to discuss any aspect of cancer care, please get in touch. If you are not able to travel to the centre you can get in touch by phone. Outside our opening hours you can leave a message on our answerphone and we'll call you back. Our telephone number is 020 8216 4142.

Cancer information and support at Chase Farm Hospital

The Chase Farm service is temporarily closed. 

For appointments with the Chase Farm benefits adviser please contact the Barnet Macmillan benefits project on 0208 440 4227.  For information about local support services please contact the Barnet Macmillan centre on 0208 216 4142.  For information on the Tottenham Move4You exercise scheme, Chase Farm exercise classes or walking group please call the Tottenham Health & Wellbeing lead on 07770929925.

Cancer information and support at the Royal Free Hospital

The Macmillan Centre for the Royal Free Hospital (RFH) is situated on the ground floor between the Oncology and Cardiology outpatient departments. The centre provides much needed information, as well as having a comfortable and unobtrusive room, which is available anytime for those moments needing a little more privacy.

The centre offers a Monday to Friday service for anyone affected by Cancer, and is managed by Jane Lewis Information Specialist, with on-going support from her team of volunteers. Jane and her team are there to welcome & support everyone in various dimensions such as supportive listening, provision of up-to-date information, and drop-in for a cup of tea, or for signposting to many other areas such as counselling, massage, focus groups, fundraising, and welfare benefits.

The Citizens Advice Office is based adjacent to our Macmillan centre, offering advice only to patients being treated at the RFH, in addition to their relatives & carers. The advice covers topics such as Benefits, Housing, Debts, Employment Advice, Charity Applications, Travel concessions; E.G blue badge. An appointment system for this is in place; however, there is a drop-in service on a Friday morning between the hours of 10:00a.m & 1PM.

The Counselling Services at the RFH accept referrals only for RFH patients and their families. However, we are able to signpost to Maggi’s/Cancerkin; a service offering a range of support systems, including counselling; this service extends to both RFH patients & non-RFH patients.

Contact details

Jane Lewis: Macmillan Information & Support Services Specialist/Centre Manager

Tel: 020 7794 0500 Ext 31337


Ctizens Advice Camden

Tel: 020 7794 0500 Ext 37698


Macmillan Centre Opening hours

Monday – Thursday 10am-4pm

Friday 10am-1pm

The Information Specialist is available for support and guidance between Tuesday and Friday 10am to 4pm. The centre is also manned by trained volunteers every day except Monday and Friday afternoons.

Find out how to get to the Royal Free Hospital.