Cancer Project Team
Left to Right: Lesley Johnson (project lead); Theresa Grain-ger (project officer); Brian Brough (care co-ordinator); Tim Moughtin (project officer); Sarah Torpey (care co-ordinator) Not in picture: Ruth Phillips (nurse innovation)
The Macmillan funded Cancer Project Team was established with aim to improve the standard and quality of care delivered to those affected by cancer, as identified by the West Midlands Quality Review Service (WMQRS).
The Team are involved with multiple work streams encompassing the following:
- Improving patient centred outcomes
- Improving staff wellbeing for those delivering cancer care
- Education and training packages for staff delivering cancer care
Specific work streams and initiatives can be found on the left sidebar.
Cancer Care Coordinators
The role of the care co-ordinators is to make contact with people who have a new diagnosis of cancer and help them by tracking their care pathway. They can also offer Electronic Holistic Needs Assessments (eHNAs) to patients, which are simple questionnaires that assist patients in identifying and prioritising their worries and concerns. This will lead to lessened waits and help patients and their families to feel supported. This team will work closely with the cancer multi-disciplinary team co-ordinators to help design a more coherent service for users as well as keep in touch with services mainly in the North West Cancer Alliance.
Role of Project Officers
The two project officers will support work in a range of areas such as data collection on cancer waiting times and helping to design ways to involve users of the service in their care planning. Overall, the team will be picking up on the issues outlined in the West Midlands Review and helping to problem solve.
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