Member of Macmillan Patients Group. Vic Chair of PPG / Ambassador for Healthwatch Hertfordshire /Member of the West Herts PPI
Colin Stodel is a cancer patient with other long term conditions including hypertension. As a patient that “slipped through the net” or as otherwise defined, did not meet the appropriate timing as designated for cancer patients and treatment, decided to get well involved with the system. He is determined to help others in this area. Colin is retired from the IT industry and uses his time across a number of platforms to aid and signpost patients through the NHS.
Colin has been Vice Chairman of his practice Patient Participation Group, a member of the West Herts PPI, a volunteer Ambassador for Healthwatch Hertfordshire where is time is spent in talking to groups of “seldom heard” patients on navigating the NHS and problem solving.
Colin is an active member of Macmillan Patients Group and gives input into new ideas and innovations.
He is a by nature a volunteer and spends a lot of time helping West Herts Hospital Trust in promoting its student volunteering programme and is currently a mentor of over 200 students volunteering in the Trust.
Condition interest or area of knowledge
- Lymphoma and Renal Carcinoma
- Type 2 diabetes
Where I can help
- UK (National)
Organisations I am involved with:
- West Herts CCG
- West Herts Hospital Trust
- Healthwatch Hertfordshire
- Jewish Voluntary Network