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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.

Nurse-led follow-up for results - Breaking bad news within the home setting if this is the preferred option

By: Paul McKenna & Christine Marsden, Pendle Community Hospital

Category

Diagnosis and Initial Needs

Coventry Roy Castle Lung Cancer Support Group

By: Lindsey Fitzpatrick. Clinical Nurse Specialist Lung Cancer, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Category

Diagnosis and Initial Needs

Assessment of uptake of holistic needs assessment (HNA) in newly diagnosed lung cancer patients

By: Joanne Brown, Whiston Hospital

Category

Diagnosis and Initial Needs

The introduction of nurse-led telephone clinic for patients
on open follow-up

By: Emma Williams & Carol Davies, Nevill Hall Hospital Abergavenny

Category

Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

End of treatment clinic

By: Emma Williams & Carol Davies, Nevill Hall Hospital Abergavenny

Category

Treatment

Nurse-led breathlessness clinic

By: Dawn Beaty, Lindsey Fitzpatrick & Nicola Jackson, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Category

Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

Lung cancer pathway study day

By: Nicola Jackson, Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Category

Pre-Diagnosis and Referral

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

By: Diana Borthwick & Julie Mencnarowski, Western General Hospital

Category

Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

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

Category

Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

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

Category

Treatment

Facilitating and tracking investigations for patients with lung cancer

By: Diana Borthwick & Julie Mencnarowski, Western General Hospital

Category

Investigation Process

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

Category

Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

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

By: John McPhelim & Lynn Irvine, NHS Lanarkshire

Category

Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

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

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

Category

Treatment

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

Category

Investigation Process

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

Category

Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

The introduction of the radiotherapy practitioner

By: Catherine Docherty, Royal Free Hospital

Category

Treatment

 

On behalf of the LCNUK committee, Jackie Fenemore and Carol Davies would like to thank members for supporting the development of this third edition Good Practice Guide. We are indebted to those nurses who have sent in examples of improvements and changes in their practice,some of which are also included in the Scottish Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses Electronic Directory for Sharing Practice.

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