Here is the content of our Tracker document that keeps everyone informed on the projects going through the MKCPP. This is us updated as at April 2019. Feel free to comment / ask questions.
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 six 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.)
Cancer and Beyond: your way ahead
Now, the MKCPP is working on a local project named Cancer and Beyond: your way ahead to explore and facilitate delivery of help to cancer and post-cancer patients in our community, within the community, on a patient-led basis. After an initial survey to get cancer patient/carer feedback at local level, a pilot scheme started in 2016 with one of MK’s GP practices. [Read more…]