Sarah Burton and colleagues describe how introducing nurse-led and telephone consultations has improved patient satisfaction and reduced referrals to consultants
The role of specialist oncology nurses has developed significantly in recent years with new ways of working. This article describes a partnership project between a large cancer centre and a pharmaceutical company that resulted in the establishment of specialist nurse-led survivorship clinics as part of a follow-up pathway for patients with ovarian cancer. The reduced need for consultant-led follow up and the favourable feedback from patients support the need for oncology nurses to increase their profile in clinics.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 12, 6, 12-17. doi: 10.7748/cnp2013.07.12.6.12.e931Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review.Conflict of interest
Mark Bray is employed by Pfizer; Geoff Rollason and Rowena Cornell are employed by Pfizer Health Solutions. Pfizer provided funding for the employment of a medical writer for the first draft of the article
Received: 13 November 2012
Accepted: 07 March 2013
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