From Monday 7th September 2020 a new service has been launched in identified areas of Leeds to improve the quality of life for patients and carers living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis.
The Community Cancer Support Service, funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and Leeds NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and delivered by Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, improves cancer patient’s access to local support services and will help cancer patients to lead as full and active life as possible. In addition to offering Cancer Care Reviews within 6 months of a diagnosis, the service uses a holistic approach to supportive self-management through emphasising patients’ concerns and using the “what matters to me” approach to personalised patient care.
Provided by Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust the service will focus initially on patients with GP practices in Otley, Yeadon and Harehills/Richmond Hill/ Burmantofts Primary Care Networks (PCNs) before expanding to additional areas of Wetherby, Middleton and Beeston/Hunslet PCNs later in the year.
Referrals for adult patients with a cancer diagnosis are welcomed initially from GPs and hospital cancer teams.
For more information please contact
Gemma Brooksbank, Macmillan Clinical Team Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Davies, Macmillan Clinical Team Manager email@example.com
Heather Oxley, Macmillan Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please visit the Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust website page here.