Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP is the Member of Parliament for Tooting, South West London and the Shadow Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Dr Allin-Khan studied Medicine at Cambridge University; then worked at the Royal London and Hommerton Hospitals post qualification. She went on to complete a Master’s degree in Public Health specialising in Global Health and Emergency Humanitarian Assistance. Following this, she spent many years working as a Humanitarian Aid Doctor in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. She also worked in rural Australia as an emergency flying doctor. Prior to her election, she worked as a junior doctor in the Accident and Emergency Department at St Georges Hospital in Tooting.
Dr Allin-Khan regards the work of ‘Something To Look Forward To’ as vital in improving outcomes for families affected by cancer poverty in the UK and was honoured to become our Patron in October 2017.
Dr Allin-Khan supports us in publicising the issue of cancer poverty and the importance of improved emotional health amongst cancer patients and their families. She also donates private tours of the Houses or Parliament – a once in a lifetime experience! We are honoured to have her as the Patron of our charity.