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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.

Fast-track clinic

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

Category

Investigation Process

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

Direct access chest x-ray

By: Karen Clayton, East Cheshire

Category

Diagnosis and Initial Needs

Developing a breathlessness booklet

By: Carol Davies, Nevill Hall Hospital

Category

Diagnosis and Initial Needs

Macmillan thoracic surgical nurse specialist post

By: Sandra Dixon. Macmillan Thoracic surgical Nurse Specialist, St James University Hospital

Category

Treatment

Lung CNS follow-up

By: John White, St James Hospital

Category

Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

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

Category

Treatment

Enhanced recovery programme

By: Sandra Dixon, Macmillan Thoracic Surgical Nurse Specialist, St James University Hospital

Category

Treatment

Annual report

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

Category

Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

Management of patients undergoing image guided biopsies

By: Catherine Docherty, Royal Free Hospital

Category

Investigation Process

Abnormal x-ray tracking

By: Josie Roberts & Suzanne Davies, Rotherham General Hospital

Category

Pre-Diagnosis and Referral

Patient education programme

By: Sandra Dixon, Macmillan Thoracic Surgical Nurse Specialist, St James University Hospital

Category

Treatment

Email alert for acute admissions

By: John White, St James Hospital

Category

Follow-Up and End-of-Life Care

The introduction of the radiotherapy practitioner

By: Catherine Docherty, Royal Free Hospital

Category

Treatment

Assistance in investigative procedures

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

Category

Investigation Process

 

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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