Experiences and outcomes of lung cancer patients using electronic assessments
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Experiences and outcomes of lung cancer patients using electronic assessments

Pamela Rose Macmillan lung cancer clinical nurse specialist, Hairmyres Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire, East Kilbride, Scotland
Heather Quail Macmillan project manager, Hairmyres Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire, East Kilbride, Scotland
John McPhelim Lead lung cancer nurse, Hairmyres Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire, East Kilbride, Scotland
Mhairi Simpson Cancer nurse consultant, Monklands Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire, Airdrie, Scotland

The NHS Lanarkshire Lung Cancer Project is part of the Transforming Care after Treatment programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government, Macmillan Cancer Support, NHS Scotland and local authorities, to support a redesign of care following active treatment for cancer. More people are living with lung cancer, but it continues to have a poor prognosis, therefore follow-up care is vital and all patient needs, not just medical, must be addressed appropriately. This article outlines a two-year project that aims to influence changes in follow up for patients with lung cancer, through the testing of digital health technology. The article reports the interim results of the project, which suggest that using electronic patient reported outcome measures, combined with telephone consultations, are acceptable methods of identifying and supporting patients' needs.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 16, 7,26-30. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2017.e1434

Correspondence

pamela.rose@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

Peer review

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

Conflict of interest

The statistics in this article are the results of a self-evaluation carried out by local project staff, in collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University TCAT Evaluation Team. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Edinburgh Napier University or Macmillan Cancer Support

Received: 29 April 2017

Accepted: 16 June 2017