Friday, March 29th, 2013
On March 29th 2013 we published Living with and beyond cancer: Taking Action to Improve Outcomes which will inform the direction of survivorship work in England to 2015. This document will support commissioners, health service providers and others to take the actions necessary to drive improved survivorship outcomes.
Friday, March 8th, 2013
The Cancer Patient Experience Survey (CPES) now includes a question asking patients whether health professionals discussed or provided information about the impact cancer could have on work life or education.
Whilst health and social care professionals do not need to be experts in work support, research shows that patients have better outcomes at work if they receive support early on to consider how cancer and its treatment might affect their working lives.
Monday, January 21st, 2013
Macmillan has developed a range of free resources related to work and cancer to support professionals. The Work Support Route Guide for example, is a practical guide that supports health and social care professionals to have conversations with patients about work. It features a useful contact details page to give to patients.
Thursday, December 13th, 2012
The report of the first pilot survey of cancer survivors Quality of Life of Cancer Survivors in England has been published by the Department of Health, alongside the second annual report on improving cancer outcomes Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative has been working to develop new pathways of care for follow up services for survivors of childhood cancer. Work has been carried out by York Health Economics Consortium to review services for children and young people. The final report titled “Review of Cancer Survivorship Services for Children and Young People” is now available.