Treatment Summaries

The Treatment Summary was developed to improve communication between cancer services and primary care. Shared with the patient and their GP, the Treatment Summary provides a simple summary of a patient’s cancer diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care plan. 

Macmillan Treatment Summary Guide 

Cancer Care Reviews 

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) recommends a cancer care review  within 6 months of diagnosis. This is completed annually and helps the person affected by cancer to understand what information and support is available to them, and enables supported self-management.

https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/resources/toolkits/consequences-of-cancer-toolkit/recovery-package.aspx

Social Prescribing

This is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker, which focus on 'what matters to me' by using an holistic approach towards peoples health and wellbeing.

Link workers are able to connect people to community groups and statutory services that provide practical and emotional support. Services include; general practice, pharmacies, multi-disciplinary teams, hospital discharge teams, allied health professionals, fire service, police, job centres, social care services, housing associations and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. Self-referral is also encouraged.