Developing best practice cancer treatment summary templates
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Developing best practice cancer treatment summary templates

Catherine Neck Macmillan recovery package project lead, North Bristol NHS Trust, cancer services, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, England
Ruth Hendy Trust lead cancer nurse, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, England
Nicola Harker Macmillan GP adviser Macmillan UK Office (UKO), London, England

There is increasing recognition of the importance of making the Recovery Package available to more people affected by cancer. The cancer treatment summary is one of the core components of the Recovery Package and aims to improve communication between secondary and primary care, and help patients manage their care following treatment. The Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire Cancer Alliance is developing a suite of best practice treatment summary templates for each cancer site to improve the quality of the information in the documents, and to support cancer teams to begin the process of introducing them to practice.

Cancer Nursing Practice. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2018.e1500


Neck C, Hendy R, Harker N (2018) Developing best practice cancer treatment summary templates. Cancer Nursing Practice. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2018.e1500

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Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 27 June 2018

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