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Psychological support for people affected by cancer

A report from our Transforming Cancer Services Team for London, in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, aimed at improving psychological support for people living with cancer across London.

It includes detailed recommendations for best practice in psychological support services and identifies the key issues that need to be addressed in London going forward.

It also comprises a pathway for psychological support and a draft service specification for further consultation. The Recovery Package (Holistic Needs Assessment including care plan, Health and Well-being events, Treatment Summaries and Cancer Care reviews) plays a vital role in ensuring that people’s psychological needs are identified at different points along the cancer pathway.

This document will support commissioners in London to examine their current psychological support services for adults affected by cancer, their families and those significant to them.  It will help them look at how they address the differences in patient experience of cancer for marginalised and disadvantaged groups in London.

More information about the Recovery Package visit Macmillan’s website:  https://www.macmillan.org.uk/about-us/health-professionals/programmes-and-services/recovery-package

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