Nurse Awards

Cancer Nursing Award finalist: ENDCAT Trial Team

Cancer Nursing Award finalist: ENDCAT Trial Team

University of Central Lancashire and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

A team of clinical nurse specialists has improved the experience of women treated for endometrial cancer by providing a telephone follow-up service. The nurses ask specific questions and address concerns, enabling patients to build a trusting relationship with their nurse. Patients value the convenience and continuity of care. An evaluation of the project, which has been led by University of Central Lancashire professor of cancer care Kinta Beaver, found that compared with those attending clinics, women in the telephone group were no more anxious, and were highly satisfied with the service. It did not take longer to have recurrences detected in the telephone group.

Picture credit: Neil O'Connor

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