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.
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.
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.
- Social prescribing and the response to COVID-19
- Social prescribing in practice
- What is social prescribing – The Kings Fund, February 2017
- Social prescribing animation – Healthy London Partnership
- Spotlight on the Ten High Impact Actions – Royal College of GPs
- What are the health benefits of physical activity? -Public Health England, 2019
- Review of evidence on the outcomes of sports and physical activity – Sport England, 2017