Patient and Carer Academy

Welcome to the Greater Manchester Patient and Carer Academy

We work with people affected by cancer, and diverse communities, to improve cancer services. 

To learn more about the different ways you can get involved, visit or email 

We have a range of resources to support patients and carers, with a focus on those who volunteer with the Greater Manchester Cancer Voices Community. 

To access the learning resources, you will need to make an account/ log in below. 

Patient and Carer Courses

Greater Manchester Cancer Voices Community Induction

One of the main ways that people affected by cancer become involved in our work is through joining the Greater Manchester Cancer Voices Community. This induction course is compulsory for newly registered Patient and Carer Representatives.

This course may also be of interest to patients and carers who are considering joining, or Representatives who would like a refresher.

Please register/login below to complete the induction course.

LGBTQ+ Module

This module has been designed to support you to be inclusive towards the LGBTQ+ community as a Patient and Carer Representative when engaging with your peers, staff members and volunteer groups. 

This module has been created in collaboration with the LGBT Foundation. Please click the button below to complete the LGBTQ+ Module. 


Supporting Carers-coming soon!

We will soon have a video available to provide additional support for those that are caring for somebody affected by cancer. This resource is being developed with people with lived experience. 

Other Resources

Greater Manchester Healthy Minds e-learning Course

Many people experience a mental health problem at some point in their life. It is the single largest cause of disability in the UK. It is therefore important that there is both an understanding of mental health and wellbeing and that there are resources for the public to develop their skills and awareness.

Developed in partnership with Greater Manchester Care Partnership, the Royal Society for Public Health is excited to offer a new eLearning course for anyone living or working in Greater Manchester.