During the current Corona Virus outbreak we can still offer telephone appointments to speak with centre staff and for our Welfare and Benefits and Psychology service. All other face to face services are temporarily suspended until social distancing ends. 

We are currently running a Cancer and Corona Virus helpline Monday to Friday 0930hrs to 1600hrs on 01246 516183 or email crhft.macmillaninfo@nhs.net

cancer-information-support-centre.jpgNGS Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

The Macmillan Information and Support Centre is based in the NGS Macmillan Unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and anyone affected by cancer can drop into the centre to meet the staff and volunteers who will help you find the information and support you need.

All our services are free and include:

Look Good Feel Better skin care and makeup workshops for women. To book ring 01246 516406 or call in the centre.

Complementary therapies (Hypnotherapy, Reiki and Reflexology) by experienced therapists from the Cavendish Cancer Centre (funded by Weston Park Cancer Charity). To book, ring 01246 516406 or call in the centre.

Wig Fitting service provided by Trendco. To book phone the Trendco office on 0115 947 5316 who will arrange an appointment in the Macmillan centre in Chesterfield.

Headstrong is a service which can advise on head ware, hats scarves and scalp care. To book, ring 01246 516406 or call in the centre.

Welfare and benefits service to provide help for anyone affected by a recent cancer diagnosis in financial need. To book, ring 01246 516406 or call in the centre.

Moving Forward after breast cancer courses and MOVING ON after cancer treatment courses to help when treatment has finished. To book ring 01246 516406 or call in the centre.

Psychology support service for people experiencing problems after diagnosis. Your health professional (nurse specialist or doctor) will refer you to this service if needed.

We have a service for parents or main carer diagnosed with advanced cancer to help them talk with and prepare their children for the future. To organise an appointment either in the centre (or on the ward) please ring to centre to organise.

You can call in the centre or phone to arrange an appointment with one of the Macmillan information staff to talk through your concerns and needs. We can explain what local and national support is available to help you and this may include counselling services, care provision, support groups, help with talking with children and support with a wide range of issues a cancer diagnosis may have had on you and your family.

Opening hours

The NGS Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre is open Monday to Thursday 0830 -1630hrs and Friday 0830-1400hrs

Phone number
01246 516406 - If you phone out of our opening hours please leave a message and someone will return your call the next working day.


NGS Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre
NGS Macmillan Unit
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Chesterfield Road
S44 5BL

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COVID-19 Helpline

We have set up an advice line for you and, where applicable, your carers who may have any questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19) that will launch this Monday 6th April.

The number to call is 01246 516183, will be manned from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4pm, and is available for you to ask specific questions, concerns and queries you might have about COVID-19 and how it may affect you or your treatment.

The phone will be answered by an experienced cancer nurse who can provide advice and support during this time. It also means that our main number will be free for our teams to answer general queries.

If you are unable to use the helpline or would prefer not to, there is an email address where you can submit your question which is crhft.macmillaninfo@nhs.net and you will receive a written response.