Nurse-led cancer care clinics: an economic assessment of breast and urology clinics
Evidence & Practice    

Nurse-led cancer care clinics: an economic assessment of breast and urology clinics

Lyndel Moore Cancer nurse consultant, trust end of life lead nurse, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon, England

Cancer clinical nurse specialists can identify gaps in service provision that, when filled, can improve patient pathways – and experience – during cancer treatment. This article describes a service redesign project at a district general hospital that improved the efficiency of the prostate cancer diagnostic pathway – and supportive discharge of women following breast cancer treatment – through a stratified cancer pathway. Both pathways are different models of service delivery that support the growth of cancer services and are financially astute.

Cancer Nursing Practice. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2018.e1403

Correspondence

lyndel.moore@nhs.net

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 02 February 2017

Accepted: 27 July 2017

Published online: 13 February 2018