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Professor Sean Duffy, Cancer Alliance Clinical Lead

Documents You May Find Helpful

West Yorks and Harrogate Memorandum of Understanding - Recovery Package Terms

West Yorks and Harrogate Lead Cancer Nurse Gold Standard for Holistic Needs Assessment and Care Plans

West Yorks and Harrogate Lead Cancer Nurse Treatment Summary Principles v1 March 2019

West Yorks and Harrogate Cancer Alliance - Risk Stratified Follow Up and Supported Self-Management Guidelines v1 May 2019

West Yorks and Harrogate Cancer Alliance - Delivering Cancer Care Reviews : Findings and Principles May 2019

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey - Reports

National Cancer Survivorship Initiative, Living With and Beyond Cancer, Taking Action To Improve Outcomes, March 2013

Macmillan Cancer Support, Carrying Out An Effective Cancer Care Review

NHS Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Networks, Cancer Care Reviews - Insight, Opportunities and Top Tips

Additional links are available by clicking here.

Guidelines and Optimal Pathways

Click here here to access the national timed pathways put in place by NHS England to support providers, led by Cancer Alliances, to deliver a faster diagnostic pathway for lung, colorectal and prostate cancer. The documents build on the National Optimal Lung Cancer Pathway and other programmes of work from charities and the national cancer vanguard. NHS England has worked closely with the Chairs of the national Clinical Expert Groups in developing these resources.

The Cancer Alliance, through its High Quality Services group, has supported the review and update of a number of clinical guidelines involving the clinical community across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

Click here to find out more.

Information On/Follow Up From National Events and Conferences -

Click here to access the event and workshop presentations from the national event, Living With and Beyond Cancer - Moving Forward, on 20th March 2018

Click here to access a recording of the 2018 National Cancer Research Institute Living With and Beyond Cancer spotlight session, 6th November 2018

Cancer Alliance Events, Workshops and Shared Learning

Implementing The Recovery Package -

Cancer Nurse Specialists and Cancer Care Co-Ordinators

In July, our Living With and Beyond Cancer team brought together Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) and Cancer Care Co-ordinators (CCC) to discuss and move forward the implementation of the Recovery Package across the region. More than 40 staff attended the event representing all six acute trusts and from a mix of all tumour groups, along with other professionals and project managers. The event involved looking at benefits and barriers to implementing Holistic Needs Assessments and Care Plans at the end of treatment; agreeing definitions around the Recovery Package and starting a conversation about establishing the use of Treatment Summaries around the region.

    Feedback from participants included:

    "The highlight was all getting together to discuss the issues and sharing experiences from other trusts.”

    “Reassuring to know that what we are doing is on the right track.”

    “It’s reassuring to know I’m not alone struggling to do HNAs and Treatment Summaries.”

    “It’s reassuring to know we can have our own version of documents and that we all have the same concerns.”

    “One of the most important parts was around the patient views of HNAs and Treatment Summaries.”

    Pictured above are Helen Jones, left, and Michelle Beaumont, LWBC Project Managers, at the event.

    Information from this event will be used to inform a Recovery Package implementation day on 11th October, when different professionals including GPs, oncologists and surgeons, along with CNSs, CCCs and patients, will come together to take forward to the various elements of the Recovery Package across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. A more detailed report about the focus group meeting will also be written and made available here.

    Personalised Support Co-ordination - Developing The Model

    As part of our work to pilot a model of personalised support co-ordination in Bradford, in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Support Yorkshire, the team paid a visit to the Aurora Wellbeing Centre in Worksop.

    Pictured, left to right:

    Anna Shaw, Care Navigator, Aurora Centre; Sarah Wood, Manager, Cancer Support Yorkshire; Lisa Spivey, Partnership Quality Lead for South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, Macmillan Cancer Support; Debra Fores, Aurora General Manager and Michelle Beaumont, Living With and Beyond Cancer Project Manager, WYH Cancer Alliance.

    Said Lisa: "It was great to share the great work that Aurora Worksop are doing as part of the LWBC work in South Yorkshire and a further meeting has been arranged for a visit CSY in Bradford, bringing the two charities together to share learning, knowledge and expertise."

    Click here to find out more about Aurora Wellbeing Centres.