This cost-effective programme for personalised stratified follow-up delivers better outcomes for prostate cancer patients and has been shown to free up capacity in the follow-up pathway.
The programme moves follow-up care from outpatient clinics to remote monitoring. Men who are eligible for remote follow up therefore don't need to attend routine appointments unless an issue arises.
Access to an online portal that allows patients to check test results, complete assessments, view patient information and message their clinical team.
A PSA tracking system that can alert the clinical team to missed tests and results that fall outside the personalised safe ranges, ensuring no man is lost to follow up.
The band 4 support worker acts as a key worker during their follow up care. This person is solely dedicated to the follow-up pathway and are critical to ensuring its safe and effective delivery.
An example job description can be viewed below.
A 4-hour supported self-management workshop with a group of 8 to 10 men to develop knowledge, skills, and empower confidence to manage their prostate cancer follow-up. The sessions also introduces the patient to the remote monitoring IT portal.
Online learning to support you to deliver these workshops will be made available soon.
From 2015, researchers from the University of Southampton (funded by the Movember Foundation, delivered in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK) trialled the initiative in five NHS trusts.
The results show that a shift to a supported self-management model of care with remote surveillance and a transition workshop;