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Keeping everyone informed on the projects going through the MKCPP at any one time. This is us updated as at February 10th, 2018.Closing the gap between hospital and community care for patients living with Cancer and Beyond
Increasingly this is becoming a critical issue, especially given that cancer patients being discharged back into the community to continue living with and beyond cancer often have to jump over a large gap between secondary and primary care. We in the MKCPP have been flagging up this problem for nearly five years now. It is gratifying to see that many other localities, NHS and other groups as well as charities (including Macmillan), are arriving at the same conclusion.
In 2016, Angela Sheldrick, Breast ANP at MKUH was seconded by Macmillan and NHS England to manage Macmillan’s generic Living With & Beyond Cancer project in our locality to move more treatment, and especially post-treatment care, onto a more workable basis in closer partnership with primary care. This move was welcomed by us all in the MKCPP (… especially as we had been asking about it for four years.)