The development of an innovative Nurse Led Ovarian Cancer Survivorship Clinic

Clare Churcher, Sarah Burton, Louise Hanna, Emma Hudson, Rachel Jones

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    Abstract

    In April 2011, Velindre funded two Gynae-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialists, prior to this there had been no Specialist Nurse cover for twenty months. Due to the increase of cancer incidence and patients living longer, a clinic Audit was conducted in 2011 which formed the basis for the need for change. This audit looked at Gynaecological Oncology follow up service delivered by Velindre.

    This identified alternative ways to deliver efficient, effective care to patients addressing waste, harm and variation. Velindre were unable to maintain the level of follow up appointments as there were too many patients to be seen by the number of consultants available. Patients often had to wait up to four hours to be seen and a travelled long distance for what was quite often a routine appointment with no clinical problems identified. Over running clinics was a regular occurrence as well as patient dissatisfaction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventBritish Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS): Annual Scientific Meeting - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 28 Jun 201229 Jun 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceBritish Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS)
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Period28/06/1229/06/12

    Keywords

    • Ovarian cancer
    • Nurse led clinics
    • survivorship
    • Gynae-Oncology

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