Cancer Survivorship Summit: News & Updates
News and updates from today’s Summit looking at Improving outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer.
Sarah Benger, Living with and Beyond Cancer Programme Manager, NHS England opened the day with a national update from NHS England and discussed delivering the quality of life metric, roll out of recovery package and stratified pathways.
In her presentataion Sarah stated:
“The Independent Cancer Taskforce’s aim is to improve cancer services across the entire patient pathway by 2020”
LWBC Early Priorities
- We are developing a national quality of life metric for cancer
- Rolling out the Recovery Package, so that everyone with cancer has access to personalised support by 2020
- Implement stratified follow-up pathways for breast, colorectal and prostrate cancers
- Support delivery of improved end of life care services and the Choice Review
“These are our key focus to start well and build on to”
“Everyone diagnosed with cancer to have access to elements of the Recovery Package by 2020: including, Holistic Needs Assessment and Care Plan, Treatment Summary, Cancer Care Review and Health and wellbeing event / course.”
“Roll out stratified follow-up pathways for breast cancer by 2020: Further test stratified follow-up pathways for prostate and colorectal cancer and aim to roll out by 2020”
“16 Cancer Alliance footprints have now been confirmed in addition to three Vanguard sites.”
“Alliances and the Vanguard will: lead local delivery of the Taskforce recommendations, reduce variation in outcomes by taking a whole-pathway and whole-system approach, become the ‘cancer workstreams’ of relevant STPs and lead the development of bids for and investment of transformation funding.”
“NHS England and Public Health England are developing a national metric on quality of life which will enable better evaluation of long-term quality of life after treatment. PROMs should be rolled out across breast, colorectal and prostate cancer by 2020, with evaluation informing further rollout across other cancer types.”
“The need for better coordinated care: early identification, joined up services and systems, care planning, shared care records, integrated IT systems (such as Electronic Palliative Care Coordination Systems), better coordination and communication between health and social care professionals, community services, and family involvement.”
A Cancer Survivor’s Perspective
Chris Arthur, Member, The Pelvic Radiation Disease Association
Pre-Event Abstract: The hidden majority
At grass roots level, so many very small, easy and inexpensive things can make a major difference to the lives of cancer survivors Whilst specialist hospital departments can be very good, our local GP practices are great all rounders but often lack the experience, and depth of knowledge to be able to point patients who find themselves with these problems in the appropriate directions. Many CCG’s who are heavily focused in trying to balance their limited resources are failing to understand that many cancer survivors need Recovery Packages, and that by implementing these at an early stage will not only radically improve the patients quality of life, but in the long-term can save the our health service a great deal in both money and resources.
Progress in preventing, identifying and managing consequences of cancer treatment
Emily Bowman, Consequences of Treatment Programme Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support
Improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer mean that more people are living longer after a cancer diagnosis, but not everyone is living well. At least 25% of people face poor health or disability after cancer treatment, affecting their long term quality of life.
This talk will provide an overview of some of the latest tools and resources to help healthcare professionals support people living with and beyond cancer.
Delivering supported self management
Dr Kate Jenkins, Lead Clinician for Psychological Support for Cancer, Salisbury District NHS Foundation Trust
This session is designed to act as a forum where clinicians can explore their own ideas and feelings about supported self management. We will aim to troubleshoot some of the barriers as well as look at the benefits. The experiences of the team at Salisbury will be shared but the audience will be active participants in the session and will hopefully come away with some ideas on how to move forwards with developing their own programmes.
In her presentation Kate stated:
"What sort of things are your patients going to be bringing up with regards to wellbeing"
"A lot of people who see me already have had anxiety, and then there's the follow up rollercoaster"
"When we talk about control, 150mins of physical activity a week really is something you can do"
"Get those evaluations and measure the outcomes, it's so important"
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20 February 2017