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1. Neutropenic Sepsis

  • Published: 2011-11-04T09:08:18+00:00
  • Duration: 274
  • By NWLCN
Neutropenic Sepsis

Much work is currently being done around managing neutropenia, a lot being aimed at Medical and Nursing staff seeing patients who present to Hospital. The NWLCN Chemotherapy Nurses Group identified a need for more patient focused education ensuring that patients would present early when they developed symptoms and that all patients would receive the same information; building on work with the alert cards already in circulation. Becky Johl, Senior Nurse for Chemotherapy, at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, led on this project, working with patients who have first hand experience of neutropenic sepsis, and have produced a DVD utilising an educational grant from Chugai Pharmaceutical. The DVD features Medical, Nursing Staff and patients stressing the importance of seeking early advice if they have any symptoms which could indicate neutropenia. This is a wonderful new tool and will be available for all chemotherapy suites within NWLCN Network and beyond For any queries please contact ; [email protected]


2. Community based cancer rehabilitation - an example of a Head and Neck team (CHANT)

  • Published: 2011-12-15T12:06:24+00:00
  • Duration: 712
  • By NWLCN
Community based cancer rehabilitation - an example of a Head and Neck team (CHANT)

Lizzie Crocker, Head and Neck Cancer Nurse, provides an example of a community based cancer team specialising in head and neck cancer rehabilitation. For further information around the survivorship initiative please click the following link: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/survivorship.htm For further examples of good practice please click the following link: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/good-practice-in-north-west-london.htm


3. Cancer in Primary Care - A Learning and Teaching Toolkit - part 1

  • Published: 2011-10-11T13:04:50+00:00
  • Duration: 665
  • By NWLCN
Cancer in Primary Care - A Learning and Teaching Toolkit - part 1

This video is part of an education resource aimed at supporting GPs when referring patients suspicious of cancer. The entire resource includes 12 patient accounts and 4 simulated GP consultations, including an inclusive workbook produced by the London GP deanery. This tool is available for free via Macmillan Cancer support's learnzone: http://learnzone.macmillan.org.uk/ Simply access the health-professional section of the learnzone followed by clicking on the 'toolkits and packs' link. This resource has been produced in collaboration between the North West London Cancer Network's patient and carer group, the London GP Deanery and Macmillan Cancer Support. Helpful Links: The North West London Cancer Network: www.nwlcn.nhs.uk The GP London Deanery: http://www.londondeanery.ac.uk/ Macmillan Cancer Support: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx Are you a patient and carer that would like to volunteer? Please click for further details: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Groups.


4. NWLCN Skin photography project User Guide

  • Published: 2012-05-03T12:43:04+00:00
  • Duration: 349
  • By NWLCN
NWLCN Skin photography project User Guide

North West London Cancer Network (NWLCN) is setting up a pilot to give GPs feedback on their suspected skin cancer referrals. The aim is to use digital photographs to give feedback to GPs, so that there is learning from referrals. The photograph is attached to the GP Clinical System (EMIS/Vision/TPP) giving a permanent record. Patients have their skin lesions photographed in practice by an HCA/practice nurse/GP before referral. When the reply letter from clinic is received 4-6 weeks later the photograph can be viewed along with the letter so that the referring GP can reflect on their referral decision. In a group practice it has been valuable to share these images in clinical meetings so that all GPs/Nurse Practitioners can see what lesions are presented in primary care and their ultimate diagnoses. This activity can be used for personal re-validation and QoF referral meetings. From a clinical governance viewpoint it is helpful to be able to maintain a visual record of lesions so that they can be monitored over time or compared with new lesions, years later. NWLCN has a historically low rate of diagnosis of melanoma from urgent suspected cancer skin referrals and we are aiming to increase the rate of melanoma diagnosis from these referrals. All practices are eligible to take part. We are able to subsidise the cost of an appropriate digital camera for the practice and assist with training of staff. This project will be of particular interest to training practices, for teaching/learning and as a service improvement project for GP Registrars. This instructional video provies you with a step by step guide on how to take part in the skin photography project. Please conact [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.


5. Patient & Carer Involvement in the NHS

  • Published: 2011-10-17T08:08:46+00:00
  • Duration: 1080
  • By NWLCN
Patient & Carer Involvement in the NHS

A patient-led NHS? Patient Involvement? What is it all about? The NHS is becoming more responsive to patient needs and choices, but that doesn’t mean everyone is entirely clear about how the user can maker a contribution. This short video explains the role patients and carers can play in improving cancer services For further details please click here: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Groups/user-partnership-group.htm


6. Supporting cancer patients returning to work – an example of good practice

  • Published: 2011-12-08T10:19:37+00:00
  • Duration: 660
  • By NWLCN
Supporting cancer patients returning to work – an example of good practice

Many people with cancer do not receive the information, advice or rehabilitation support they need to help them return to work. Information and advice about benefits is not routinely offered leaving some people facing financial hardship. For further examples of good practice, and helpful tools to use in clinic, please follow the link below: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/work.htm


7. Children and Young People's cancer survivorship work stream

  • Published: 2011-12-09T13:23:20+00:00
  • Duration: 851
  • By NWLCN
Children and Young People's cancer survivorship work stream

Gill Levitt, The National Clinical Lead for the Children and Young People's cancer work stream, provides an update on the national work underway. For further information around the children and young people work streams please click the following link: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/children-and-young-people.htm


8. Holistic Needs Assessment – why so vital? - Steve Hindle

  • Published: 2011-12-06T11:14:28+00:00
  • Duration: 868
  • By NWLCN
Holistic Needs Assessment – why so vital? - Steve Hindle

Cancer survivors often have ongoing needs following active treatment, with studies showing that many patients are living with side-effects of treatment, face loss of income, and require greater access to health care services such as AHP services and psychological support. Having a Needs Assessment during and at the end of treatment can help their team identify the key issues a patient is facing; enabling them to develop an individualised care plan to address their patient's needs. Please follow the link below for examples of the tools mentioned in the presentation: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/assessment-and-care-planning.htm


9. Patient experience of the Pilot Service Supporting People with Brain Cancer at Work

  • Published: 2011-12-09T14:03:12+00:00
  • Duration: 347
  • By NWLCN
Patient experience of the Pilot Service Supporting People with Brain Cancer at Work

Charles Kelly, a brain cancer patient, shares his experiences of the pilot occupational rehabilitation service underway at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. For further information around work and finance (such as examples of helpful tools to use in clinic), please click here: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/work.htm For further information around the survivorship initiative, please click here: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/survivorship.htm


10. Cancer in Primary Care - A Learning and Teaching Toolkit - part 3

  • Published: 2011-10-11T13:54:05+00:00
  • Duration: 692
  • By NWLCN
Cancer in Primary Care - A Learning and Teaching Toolkit - part 3

This video is part of an education resource aimed at supporting GPs when referring patients suspicious of cancer. The entire resource includes 12 patient accounts and 4 simulated GP consultations, including an inclusive workbook produced by the London GP deanery. This tool is available for free via Macmillan Cancer support's learnzone: http://learnzone.macmillan.org.uk/ Simply access the health-professional section of the learnzone followed by clicking on the 'toolkits and packs' link. This resource has been produced in collaboration between the North West London Cancer Network's patient and carer group, the London GP Deanery and Macmillan Cancer Support. Helpful Links: The North West London Cancer Network: www.nwlcn.nhs.uk The GP London Deanery: http://www.londondeanery.ac.uk/ Macmillan Cancer Support: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx Are you a patient and carer that would like to volunteer? Please click for further details: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Groups.


11. Cancer in Primary Care - A Learning and Teaching Toolkit - part 4

  • Published: 2011-10-11T14:38:51+00:00
  • Duration: 729
  • By NWLCN
Cancer in Primary Care - A Learning and Teaching Toolkit - part 4

This video is part of an education resource aimed at supporting GPs when referring patients suspicious of cancer. The entire resource includes 12 patient accounts and 4 simulated GP consultations, including an inclusive workbook produced by the London GP deanery. This tool is available for free via Macmillan Cancer support's learnzone: http://learnzone.macmillan.org.uk/ Simply access the health-professional section of the learnzone followed by clicking on the 'toolkits and packs' link. This resource has been produced in collaboration between the North West London Cancer Network's patient and carer group, the London GP Deanery and Macmillan Cancer Support. Helpful Links: The North West London Cancer Network: www.nwlcn.nhs.uk The GP London Deanery: http://www.londondeanery.ac.uk/ Macmillan Cancer Support: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx Are you a patient and carer that would like to volunteer? Please click for further details: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Groups.


12. Holistic Needs Assessment - A Royal Marsden case study

  • Published: 2011-12-09T11:20:30+00:00
  • Duration: 1123
  • By NWLCN
Holistic Needs Assessment - A Royal Marsden case study

An example of a cancer team providing their patients with holistic needs assessments and care plans. For further details and examples of the tools used in the presentation, click the following link: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/assessment-and-care-planning.htm


13. London Survivorship Event 2011 - The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative: Progress and next - Professor Sir Mike Richards

  • Published: 2011-12-06T10:39:33+00:00
  • Duration: 2005
  • By NWLCN
London Survivorship Event 2011 - The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative: Progress and next  - Professor Sir Mike Richards

For further information around the survivorship initiative, please follow the link below: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/survivorship.htm For examples of good practice in North West London please follow the link below: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/good-practice-in-north-west-london.htm


14. Patient experience's of side-effects of cancer

  • Published: 2011-12-15T12:03:21+00:00
  • Duration: 588
  • By NWLCN
Patient experience's of side-effects of cancer

Richard Surman speaks candidly about the deliberating effects cancer treatment can have on a person's life. Currently, there is only one support group operating out of the Royal Marsden Hospital. For more details contact Mr Francis Panario on 07835 180449 (between 12 noon and 6 pm) email: [email protected] Health professionals: For further details around side-effects follow the link below: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/self-management.htm


15. A GP Summary of London Survivorship Event 2011

  • Published: 2011-12-09T14:58:50+00:00
  • Duration: 406
  • By NWLCN
A GP Summary of London Survivorship Event 2011

GP Dr Pawan Randev, primary care Lead for North West London Cancer Network provides a summary of the London Event. For further information around the survivorship initiative follow the link below: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/survivorship.htm


16. Cancer in Primary Care - A Learning and Teaching Toolkit - part 2

  • Published: 2011-10-11T13:47:27+00:00
  • Duration: 819
  • By NWLCN
Cancer in Primary Care - A Learning and Teaching Toolkit - part 2

This video is part of an education resource aimed at supporting GPs when referring patients suspicious of cancer. The entire resource includes 12 patient accounts and 4 simulated GP consultations, including an inclusive workbook produced by the London GP deanery. This tool is available for free via Macmillan Cancer support's learnzone: http://learnzone.macmillan.org.uk/ Simply access the health-professional section of the learnzone followed by clicking on the 'toolkits and packs' link. This resource has been produced in collaboration between the North West London Cancer Network's patient and carer group, the London GP Deanery and Macmillan Cancer Support. Helpful Links: The North West London Cancer Network: www.nwlcn.nhs.uk The GP London Deanery: http://www.londondeanery.ac.uk/ Macmillan Cancer Support: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx Are you a patient and carer that would like to volunteer? Please click for further details: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Groups.


17. Managing late effects of cancer treatment needs a multidisciplinanry approach: The Royal Marsden Experience

  • Published: 2011-12-09T11:50:56+00:00
  • Duration: 946
  • By NWLCN
Managing late effects of cancer treatment needs a multidisciplinanry approach: The Royal Marsden Experience

Jervoise Andreyev, Consultant Gastroenterologist in Pelvic Radiation Disease, discusses a multidisciplinary approach to managing patient's side-effects of cancer treatment. For further information around consequences of cancer treatment follow the link below: http://www.ncsi.org.uk/what-we-are-doing/consequences-of-cancer-treatment/ For further information around the survivorship initiative please follow the link below: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/survivorship.htm


18. New approaches to breast and prostate cancer follow up - an example of good practice

  • Published: 2011-12-06T16:01:37+00:00
  • Duration: 884
  • By NWLCN
New approaches to breast and prostate cancer follow up - an example of good practice

This work involves developing new approaches to follow-up care for cancer patients, for example, looking at virtual clinics and supported self-management pathways of care. For further details: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/risk-stratified-pathways.htm


19. London Cancer survivorship projects – an introduction

  • Published: 2011-12-06T13:56:39+00:00
  • Duration: 172
  • By NWLCN
London Cancer survivorship projects – an introduction

For further information around the survivorship initiative, please follow the link below: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/survivorship.htm


20. The future of cancer care

  • Published: 2011-12-09T13:30:18+00:00
  • Duration: 1420
  • By NWLCN
The future of cancer care

Ciaran Devane, Chief Executive Macmillan Cancer Support For further information around the survivorship initiative please follow the link below: http://www.nwlcn.nhs.uk/Healthcare%20Professionals/Reference%20Library/survivorship.htm