Evaluating health and well-being interventions for patients with secondary breast cancer
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Evaluating health and well-being interventions for patients with secondary breast cancer

Claire Gaskell Macmillan secondary breast cancer clinical nurse specialist (CNS), Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, England
Sharon Foy Lead Macmillan secondary breast cancer CNS, Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, England
Ros Fox Macmillan secondary breast cancer CNS, Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, England
Bethan Daniel Macmillan secondary breast cancer CNS, Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, England
Jude Miles Breast screening office manager, East Cheshire NHS Trust, Macclesfield, England
Sarah Bellhouse Research associate, Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, England
Carole Farrell Honorary nursing research fellow, Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, England

Patients with secondary breast cancer (SBC) may live for many years, but they require continual treatment and monitoring to control the disease. There is less specialist support available for this patient group, therefore funding was secured to improve the health and well-being of patients with SBC and their carers through an information and support day in the company of other patients. This article describes how three information and support events were hosted at the Christie Hospital in Manchester between July 2015 and January 2016, and reports the evaluation results.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 16, 8,26-33. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2017.e1457

Correspondence

claire.gaskell@christie.nhs.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Peer review

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

Received: 28 June 2017

Accepted: 11 July 2017