Making the case for prehabilitation for systemic anti-cancer treatment (SACT): The significant role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

27 January 2021, 16:30-17:30

Prehabilitation for SACT patients has been the topic of many discussions lately. Join this webinar to hear June Davis, Vicky Waterhouse and Dr Iain Phillips explore key principles of “prehab” and the potential of improving quality of life, treatment options and outcomes for mNSCLC patients; share best practice using local examples and tips on building an effective business case for developing prehabilitation services in your trust. Webinar fully funded and organised by MSD.

Objectives of the webinar:

  • Impart knowledge about the national key principles of prehabilitation for SACT, and its potential to improve quality of life, treatment options and outcomes for metastatic lung cancer patients
  • Discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on both the relevance, and the delivery, of prehabilitation services inside and out of the clinical setting
  • A patient case study on the impact of established prehabilitation for cancer services, and the pivotal role the CNS can play in supporting patients to adopt healthy behaviours to improve their wellbeing and resilience, improving patient outcomes
  • Share best practice using a local example of piloting prehabilitation for SACT, and initial learnings and the evidence gaps the pilots look to fill
  • Look at key components of building an effective business case for developing prehabilitation services

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June DavisJune Davis

June has 27 years’ experience working in and with the NHS as a Dietitian, service and professional lead, general manager for a number of service areas within the acute setting and senior project lead for several large scale change projects across London. June has over 10 years’ experience working as Head of Therapies for large acute Trusts. These roles involved both the strategic and operational management of one of the largest therapy services in the UK as well as being at the forefront of integrating research, service delivery and education across AHP services. June is a Director of Allied Health Solutions, Allied Health Professions Advisor (part time) for Macmillan Cancer Support and a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission.

Vicky WaterhouseVicky Waterhouse

Vicky qualified as a nurse in 2010 from the University of Birmingham. She has been a lung cancer nurse specialist at Nottingham University Hospital’s trust for 3 years with a particular passion for prehabilitation and mesothelioma. Prior to this worked in respiratory medicine, 4 years as a deputy sister.

Iain PhillipsIain Phillips

Dr Iain Phillips is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist who treats lung cancer and sarcomas. He is a member of the NCRI Lung Clinical Studies Group and the NIHR Cancer and nutrition collaboration. He has an interest in cachexia, dietetic need and prehabilitation in lung cancer. He is piloting a one stop prehab clinic in for patients with likely lung cancer.

Josie RobertsJosie Roberts

Josie, LCNUK Committee member, is a Macmillan Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and works with patients and carers throughout their diagnosis of lung cancer and mesothelioma, during treatment and rehabilitation. She is a non-medical prescriber and accredited facilitator for the Connect Advanced Communication Training Programme.

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