What's new from Cancer Improvement
The Challenges of Unscheduled Care
Urgent and emergency care remains a high priority across the NHS as demand, length of stay and variation in practice continues to increase. NHS Improvement has worked with a number of acute hospital sites to understand the complexity of urgent and emergency care attendances, and admissions. “Making connections with the challenges of unscheduled care” shares the issues, the outcomes and identifies some tried and tested solutions that can ease the burden of unscheduled care. Download a copy here.
New publication - From Concept to Innovation
Adult Survivorship: From Concept to Innovation
The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative (NCSI) is a partnership between the Department of Health, Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS Improvement. As part of this initiative, NHS Improvement is testing approaches to care and support that ensures that we are moving to a position of not only supporting recovery from their disease, but also their future health and wellbeing through sustaining that recovery. During the last few years a proof of principle has been established which if transferable from the test sites to other organisations will begin the process of spread across the NHS and provide national risk stratified effective pathways for breast, colorectal and prostate cancers.
HSJ Awards 2012
On 25 September, the HSJ Awards 2012 winners were announced. Congratulations to Pan Birmingham Cancer Network, who won the Efficiency in Acute Service Redesign category for their work on alerts and Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust who won the Workforce Efficiency category for their work on the breast pathway. A full list of winners can be found on the HSJ website.
Adult Survivorship: Interactive Pathway
This interactive pathway provides a range of resources to support each step of the pathway. Many examples have been supplied by NHS Improvement test sites. The pathway is updated regularly.
CLICK HERE to view the pathway.
A BETTER JOURNEY FOR PATIENTS AND
A BETTER DEAL FOR THE NHS
Enhanced recovery, often referred to as rapid recovery, is a new, evidence-based model of care that creates fitter patients who recover faster from major surgery. It is the modern way for treating patients where day surgery is not appropriate. CLICK HERE to visit the enhanced recovery website.
Testing pathways of care for those living with and beyond cancer
NHS Improvement is working with clinical teams supporting patients following initial treatment for breast, colorectal, lung or prostate cancer, to redesign the pathway of care and stratify patients into an appropriate level of care.
Stratified pathways of care...from concept to innovation - Executive Summary. CLICK HERE to download the document.
Stratified pathway of care - Breast. CLICK HERE to download the pathway.
Stratified pathway of care - Colorectal. CLICK HERE to download the pathway.
Stratified pathway of care - Lung. CLICK HERE to download the pathway.
Stratified pathway of care - Prostate. CLICK HERE to download the pathway.
National Cancer Survivorship Initiative: Teenage and Adult Aftercare Pathway
The children and young people cancer survivorship aftercare pathways have now been launched. The pathways have been produced and endorsed as clinical good practice following an extensive consultation process with input from clinical experts and cancers survivors.
CLICK HERE to view the pathway.
What is Cancer Improvement?
The Cancer Improvement team works with and through clinical networks and NHS Organisations across England to transform, deliver and build sustainable improvements across the entire pathway of cancer care.
Cancer Improvement works closely with the national Cancer Programme and supports local organisations and clinical teams to look at the services they offer to patients. Working together, the aim is to make significant improvements by streamlining and redesigning the way that cancer care is delivered to patients to improve the patient experience and support the delivery of the Cancer Outcomes Strategy (2011).
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