Good Practice Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide a user friendly, informative guide for all lung cancer nurses and their colleagues.

The majority of the examples of good practice have been provided by members of Lung Cancer Nursing UK. The Good Practice Guide published by LCNUK is now an established guide to excellent practice and could be extended to be a guide for all tumour sites and other CNS roles in the NHS as examples of developing good practice. A great deal of the work highlighted in these Good Practice Guides is transferable and LCNUK are keen to share their good practice and encourage other CNS’s working to promote good practice to share their ideas.

Management of patients undergoing image guided biopsies

By: Catherine Docherty, Royal Free Hospital

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Investigation Process

The introduction of the radiotherapy practitioner

By: Catherine Docherty, Royal Free Hospital

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Treatment

Developing a network wide approach to assessing the experiences of our cancer patients in the North London cancer Network

By: Catherine Docherty, Royal Free Hospital

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Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

The development of lung cancer nursing documentation: an integral part of patient care

By: Lynn Irvine, John McPhelim, Kirsty Bridges, Kirstie McManus, Melaine Sinclair, NHS Lanarkshire

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Investigation Process

A nurse-led erlotinib toxicity assessment clinic within the lung oncology clinic

By: John McPhelim & Lynn Irvine, Monklands & Hairmyres Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire

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Treatment

Inter-hospital communication, fast and reliable patient-centred information exchange

By: John McPhelim & Lynn Irvine, NHS Lanarkshire

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Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

NHS lung cancer information and support sessions - A service review: A viable and modern approach in patient support

By: John McPhelim & Lynn Irvine, NHS Lanarkshire

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Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

Facilitating and tracking investigations for patients with lung cancer

By: Diana Borthwick & Julie Mencnarowski, Western General Hospital

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Investigation Process

Virtual follow-up clinic for patients following high dose radiotherapy (HDRT) for lung cancer

By: Diana Borthwick, Julie Mencnarowski, Gillian Whitson & Karen McCrae, Western General NHS Lothian

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Treatment

The implementation of a nursing database to aid in the provision of care for lung cancer patients

By: Diana Borthwick, Julie Mencnarowski, GillianWhitson & Karen McCrae, Western General NHS Lothian

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Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

Nurse-led follow-up of patients with lung cancer following treatment

By: Diana Borthwick & Julie Mencnarowski, Western General Hospital

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Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

A 'hub and spoke' approach to providing mesothelioma clinical nurse specialists across the UK

By: Lorraine Creech, UHSM and NorthWest

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Diagnosis and Initial Needs

Fast-track clinic

By: Dawn Beaty, Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

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Investigation Process

Developing a breathlessness booklet

By: Carol Davies, Nevill Hall Hospital

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Diagnosis and Initial Needs

Nurse-led management of pleural effusions, in patients with a lung cancer or mesothelioma

By: Carol Davies, Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nevill Hall Hospital

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Treatment

Abnormal x-ray tracking

By: Josie Roberts & Suzanne Davies, Rotherham General Hospital

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Pre-Diagnosis and Referral

Assistance in investigative procedures

By: Josie Roberts & Suzanne Davies, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

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Investigation Process

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