During these extremely challenging times myself and the LCNUK committee want to acknowledge how difficult the current situation is for all our lung cancer patients, our lung cancer nurses and healthcare workers supporting them. The goal remains to provide the best possible treatment for our patients as safely we can, where this remains possible. The new conditions have meant some treatments have to be adapted to reflect the current situation and reduce risk to our vulnerable patients. Lung cancer clinical nurse specialists have been amazing at adapting to the new challenges we currently face to support and advise our patients through these unprecedented times. We know many of our nurses
will be redeployed to work in clinical areas and wards to help support our colleagues on the front line and will help and rise to the challenges the UK currently face head on.
Despite the separation from family and friends and terrible statistics of loss of lives from Covid-19, there is still so much to be thankful for. The support from the general public and media supporting the nhs is truly fantastic and will help us all through some very dark and tragic times.
We hope the current restrictions help control the numbers of people affected by this unpredictable disease. It’s certainly not easy for anyone.
The LCNUK is hopeful that later in the year the restrictions will be lifted and allow us to meet up again for our annual conference planned in November. We will keep you updated via our website and twitter page @LCN_UK.
We want to wish everyone good health and a speedy recovery if you are exposed to this illness. We will meet again and this will pass. In the meantime it’s important to try and keep well both physically and mentally and to support the vulnerable in our communities as well as professionally in our work. Keep safe everyone.
Jackie Fenemore, Chair, LCNUK