Welcome. Healthtalk, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. This information is based on qualitative research into patient experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford.

We are very grateful for all the help and support we have received in producing this module.


Advisory Panel

Dr Ann McPherson
Medical Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Dr Anna Cassoni
Consultant Clinical Oncologist, University College Hospital
Dr Clive Roberts 
GP and patient representative
Liz Minton 
Centre Head, Maggie's, Oxford
Martin Ledwick
Information Nurse Manager, Cancer Research UK
Nina Hallowell
Medical Sociologist, University of Edinburgh
Professor David Linch 
Consultant Haematologist, University College Hospital and President of the Lymphoma Association
Professor Peter Hoskin
Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Mount Vernon Hospital
Reta Johnstone
Medical Liaison Manager, Lymphoma Association
Robin Wilson
Patient representative
Ros Redding
Helpline Manager, Lymphoma Association
Sue Ziebland
Research Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.

We would like to thank the Lymphoma Association and all of the GP's, health professionals and participants who helped us with this research.

Special thanks to Dr Graham Collins for all his help in updating the site in 2016. Graham is a haematology consultant at the Churchill Hospital with a particular interest in lymphoma and sits on the high grade and Hodgkin lymphoma national study groups and is also a member of the lymphoma guidelines development group of NICE.

Supported by:
Cancer Research UK

Grant holders:
Julie Evans
Sue Ziebland
Ann McPherson


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