Since 2015, Personalised Stratified Follow-up (PSFU) has been successfully implemented across ten NHS Trusts including breast, colorectal, prostate, and other tumour groups.
This initiative, delivered by Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) and Cancer Support Workers/Navigators (CSW), provides Health and Wellbeing Workshops with tailored education and support to patients who have concluded primary cancer treatment.
Patients discuss clinical issues with a CNS, whilst the CSW/N offers information and advice regarding non-clinical worries and is a ‘first line of contact’.
During the Covid-19 pandemic all physical workshops were paused and there was a regional backlog of patients requiring workshops for support and registration on to remote monitoring systems (RMS).
An educational programme was created for CNS and CSW to transfer their physical workshops to a virtual platform.
Two one-hour seminars were facilitated by the Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance team which included an understanding of digital technology and processes involved in inviting patients safely to on-line events. Further tuition was offered in designing and developing content for a virtual presentation with examples of how to enhance an on-line presence.
A report on this activity has been produced entitled, Being Present - Remotely: Personalised Stratified Follow-Up in Cheshire and Merseyside during COVID-19. Read it here.