Speak up about your practice
Over the past decade there has been increasing emphasis on patients’ needs and priorities in relation to NHS care. Many government policies have placed patients at the heart of care, and recommended that clinical services are developed to improve their experience. Tremendous progress has been made in oncology in improving patient experience and moving care closer to home. Hospital specialist palliative care services have been extended to cover seven-day working to improve pain and symptom management, and support ward staff in caring for patients with complex needs at the end of life.