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Welcome to the Personalised Care and Support Service for patients with a cancer diagnosis.

Personalised cancer care means providing patients with access to care and support that meets their individual needs, from when they receive their cancer diagnosis, so that they can live as full, healthy and active a life as possible.

This can include helping people to access financial, emotional, psychological and social support as well as providing them with information on managing their lifestyle, treatments and therapies available.

The NHS Long Term Plan for Cancer states that "by 2021, where appropriate every person diagnosed with cancer will have access to personalised care, including needs assessment, a care plan and health and wellbeing information and support."

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is working towards offering these personalised care interventions to all people with a cancer:

  • Personalised Care and Support Planning  (based on holistic needs assessments) ensures people's physical, practical, emotional and social needs are identified and addressed at the earliest opportunity.
  • End of Treatment Summaries provide both the person and their GP with valuable information, including a detailed summary of treatment completed, potential side effects, signs and symptoms of recurrence and contact details to address any concerns.
  • Primary Care Cancer Care Review is a discussion between the person and their GP / primary care nurse about their cancer journey. This helps the person to discuss any concerns, and, if appropriate, to be referred to services or signposted to information and support that is available in their community and from charities.
  • Health and Wellbeing Information and Support  includes the provision of accessible information about emotional support, coping with side effects, financial advice, getting back to work and making healthy lifestyle choices. This support will be available before, during and after cancer treatment.