An assessment service to improve thoracic surgery pre-admission
Leanne Waller Nurse practitioner in thoracic surgery, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Gill Hunt Clinical matron, Cardiothoracic surgery, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Louise Smyth Service improvement manager, Coast to Coast CHD collaborative (now the Coast to Coast CHD Network), The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Several recent government initiatives are designed to facilitate patient and public involvement in the development of new services. This article describes the process by which patients and their carers were recruited to take part in a focus group aimed at developing a new pre-assessment service for pre-operative thoracic patients.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 4, 5, 29-32. doi: 10.7748/cnp2005.06.4.5.29.c165