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Resources and Publications: Improving the Quality of Cancer Care

28th January 2020

General Practice and Nurse Education Network Aimed at: Primary Care Nurses Resource description: The online network provides users clinical resources, publication and voluntary standards for general practice nursing education. The network is part of a number of initiatives arising from General Practice Nursing Ten Point Plan. Resource address: https://gpnen.org.uk/resources/ Developed by: The Queens Nursing Institute Tumour […]

Training: Cancer Prevention Courses

28th January 2020

There are many things that the public can do in order to reduce the risk of cancer, including not smoking, healthy eating and drinking, drinking less alcohol, keeping a healthy weight, being more active and staying safe in the sun. A number of courses  have been developed by Royal colleges and Cancer charities to support […]

Training: Early Diagnosis and Personalised Cancer Care Courses

28th January 2020

There have been a number of training modules developed for primary care in supporting staff to recognise the signs and symptoms of cancer as well as supporting staff in identifying patients needs when they have finished their treatment, for example following up patients who are on a stable prostate cancer pathway or providing patients with […]

Dr Phillipa Hyman from TCST wins a Macmillan Professional Excellence Award

18th November 2019

Dr Phillipa Hyman, Macmillan Clinical Health Lead and Clinical Psychologist from the Transforming Cancer Services Team at Healthy London Partnership has won a Macmillan Professional Excellence Award for excellence in integrated care. The annual awards ceremony hosted by Macmillan recognises and celebrates the outstanding contribution that professionals make to cancer services on a local, regional […]

Dealing with the impact of treatment: a spotlight on cancer rehabilitation in London

25th October 2019

As part of breast cancer awareness month, Dr Karen Robb, Macmillan Rehabilitation Clinical Lead, discusses the importance of physiotherapy as part of the wider rehabilitation of people living with and beyond cancer. The recently published Integrated Care System Guidance for Cancer Rehabilitation, produced by the Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST), and fully funded by Macmillan […]

Blood Cancer awareness month – the importance of early diagnosis

17th September 2019

September is Blood Cancer awareness month and we want to highlight the importance of being aware of the signs and understanding that early diagnosis is vital. Around 3,500 people in London are diagnosed each year with some form of blood cancer, and there are more than 22,000 people living with a blood cancer in London. […]

Primary Care Cancer Educational Toolkit

11th September 2019

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide education information to practitioners across London in terms of screening, early diagnosis and personalised cancer care in cancer and highlight to London five Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)  the gaps in cancer training and education. It provides: Current Cancer Training and past webinars Cancer evaluation and training needs […]

Guidance on clinical coding of cancer patients in primary care

29th July 2019

The Transforming Cancer Services Team for London (TSCT), Tower Hamlets CCG and Tower Hamlets Clinical Effectiveness Group have produced a joint paper regarding the clinical coding of cancer patients within primary care. The document provides a comparative analysis of national Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) practice register data with the National Cancer Registration & Analysis […]

Guidance for reducing variation and improving outcomes in cancer rehabilitation

12th July 2019

Rehabilitation is a vital component in the care of people living with and beyond cancer and is key to delivering personalised care. Cancer rehabilitation provides a range of benefits for the wider healthcare economy, but more needs to be done to raise the profile and awareness of cancer rehabilitation in London. Integrated Care System Guidance […]

Mapping of pan London cancer rehabilitation services

2nd July 2019

Rehabilitation is a vital component in the care of people living with and beyond cancer and is key to delivering personalised care. Cancer rehabilitation provides a range of benefits for the wider healthcare economy but more needs to be done to raise the profile and awareness of cancer rehabilitation in London. This service mapping report […]