Identifying and meeting survivorship needs
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Identifying and meeting survivorship needs

Amanda Shewbridge Nurse consultant, breast cancer, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London
Jannike Nordlund Project manager, cancer programme, King’s Health Partners, London
Jennifer Finnegan-John Senior research officer, Breast Cancer Care
Jaqualyn Moore Lecturer/programme lead MSc/PgDip Nursing, King’s College London
Jacqueline Bloomfield Director of pre-registration programmes, The University of Sydney, Australia
Emma Ream Professor of supportive cancer care, King’s College London
Jo Armes Research fellow, King’s College London

Amanda Shewbridge and colleagues describe the evaluation of an end of treatment consultation clinic, its findings and the resulting plans for provision

This article reports on the development and delivery of a nurse-led end of treatment consultation clinic for women who have completed treatment for early breast cancer. Women are invited to attend a 45-minute consultation with an experienced cancer nurse. They are asked to complete a holistic needs assessment before their appointment. The consultation focuses on ongoing physical and psychosocial concerns, plans for follow-up care and surveillance, lifestyle advice and optional survivorship programmes. A care plan is developed that is shared with the patient and her GP. An evaluation of the clinic has been undertaken and this article reports the findings of the clinic observations and the audit of 124 care plans to ascertain main topics discussed and ongoing referrals made.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 13, 6,28-32. doi: 10.7748/cnp.13.6.28.e1112

Correspondence

amanda.shewbridge@gstt.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

The evaluation was funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity

Received: 19 May 2014

Accepted: 10 June 2014