0:34 Learning hours
Prostate cancer enhanced follow-up pathway
Speaker: Sandra Dyer, Prostate Cancer Project Nurse Lead, Transforming Cancer Services South East CSU
The enhanced prostate cancer follow-up is a joint project with Prostate Cancer UK, the Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) and Croydon CCG. The aim is to develop and test a support needs-based follow-up service in primary care for people with prostate cancer who are stable at two years after radical treatment or are undergoing 'watchful waiting'. The TCST will support primary care nurses and GPs to deliver an enhanced care package that is co-ordinated, brings care closer to home and is tailored to the emotional and physical well-being of people in their care. Croydon CCG GP practices are the pilot site for testing the model.
This webinar will outline the findings of the project evaluation including feedback from GPs, Practice Nurses and patients.
Sandra is the Nurse lead for a Prostate Cancer UK sponsored primary care prostate cancer follow up project in Croydon. She is employed by Transforming Cancer Services Team for London, which is hosted by the South East Commissioning Support Unit. She has been in this post since April 2014 and has been developing an enhanced primary care-led and delivered pathway for stable patients with prostate cancer alongside the project team that includes a sessional GP. As part of this she has developed competencies for nurse-led management of prostate cancer follow up in the primary care setting. Sandra is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and has lots of experience in the care of patients with long term conditions and has worked in community and primary care settings for the majority of her 27 years in the NHS. Her clinical interests include developing the role of primary care and community nurses, long term condition management and hospital avoidance for high risk patients, and end of life care. She conducted her MSc research on the role of community nurses in leading discussions on advanced care planning for patients with long term conditions. Sandra has a good understanding of multiagency working and the challenges of designing and implementing change that involves the participation and support of multiple stakeholders.