Lung CNS follow-up

By John White, St James Hospital

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.

References

White, J et al (2006) Cancer Nursing Practice 2006 5, 2, 31-34

Published: 2017

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