Lung CNS follow-up
Category: Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care
The problem identified
The Yorkshire Cancer Network (YCN) Lung Cancer Nurse Forum wrote a protocol for follow-up of lung cancer patients for implementation within the network. In Leeds this was first implemented in 2006.
The intervention made to change the problem
We informed the medical teams that telephone follow-up by the LCNS team was possible utilising theYCN protocol. We set up a template on the patient administration system to ensure activity was being formally recorded and set up a prospective audit database.
How it changed my practice
The follow up protocol is now well established as part of follow up practice for selected patients.
White, J et al (2006) Cancer Nursing Practice 2006 5, 2, 31-34