Tameside Tappers Upper GI Support Group

Here to provide practical advice & Support to people affected by Upper GI cancers, Oesophageal (gullet) cancer and Stomach cancer.  The support group is run by Tracey Heslop upper GI cancer nurse specialist.

A group providing support to adults affected by upper GI cancer through befriending, cancer information materials, cancer information in other languages, complementary therapies, dietary therapies, information, spoken interpretation service, support from health professionals, telephone helpline, written resources in other languages, and disabled access.


The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 1pm til 4pm and is facilitated by Tracey Heslop, Upper GI Nurse Specialist at Tameside Hospital. We have talks from health professionals and cater to both patients and carers, we also have regular social events.


We offer:


Cancer information materials

Cancer information materials in other languages

Complementary therapies

Dietary therapy


Spoken interpretation service

Support from Health Professionals

Telephone helpline

Written resources in other languages


Interested in joining us?

Just come along to our next meeting, or get in touch with us on the details below.


Find out more:

Tracey Heslop on 0161 922 4166 (Monday-Friday 7 am - 6 pm)


Tameside and Glossop

Macmillan information and support service

Tameside Macmillan Unit

Tameside Hospital, Fountain Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 9RW

Email Macmillan.info@tgh.nhs.uk

Call 0161 922 5640

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Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm 

(Except Bank Holidays).

Drop-in service, no appointment needed. However please contact us first if you are making a special journey, to ensure someone is available to see you.