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NHS trust’s chemotherapy in the workplace service proves popular with nurse and patient

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust offers an innovative community treatment service where people with cancer can have chemotherapy administered by nurses in their workplace
Picture shows nurse Sarah O'Donnell with patient Glenys Crisp. Nurses are helping cancer survivors to resume a normal routine by treating them at their workplace.

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust matron Sophia Bourne on an innovative community treatment service where people with cancer can have chemotherapy administered by nurses in their workplace

  • For many, getting back to work is an important part of their treatment journey
  • Employers just provide a room with a wash basin and nurses take equipment needed
  • Service at workplace now covers immunotherapies and other systemic anticancer therapies

Chemotherapy treatment in the workplace is proving popular among people who have cancer, who welcome it as a return to a semblance of normal life, and the scheme is also supported by employers.

Our community treatment service, called Clatterbridge in the Community, was launched by the

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