A New Model of Survivorship Care
As part of a National Cancer-Survivorship Initiative, a recovery package was developed. This includes a holistic needs assessments and care planning at key points of the care pathway, a treatment summary, a cancer care review, a patient education and support event. This was set up as a National Cancer Survivorship Initiative. This programme was initially devised when it was identified specific areas of care were lacking in this cohort, when followed up on a clinic basis. It aims to address the holistic need of the survivorship cohort, at the same time, allow monitoring for acute recurrence and follow-up care as-well with community based follow-up and patient support.