Following completion of adjuvant chemotherapy, patients are referred back to the surgical team for routine surveillance.
This clinic will review patients following completion of chemotherapy, with the intention to assess and discuss possible late effects and concerns following their chemotherapy treatment and equip the patient to self–manage.
The nurse-led telephone clinic will take place on a Thursday afternoon between 12:30 and 16:00 with allocated time of 45 minutes for each call.
Two weeks prior to the telephone appointment, we will request you complete an Electronic Holistic Needs Assessment (E-HNA). We will send out a computer code and a link to a website, where questions relating to your physical health, emotions, spiritual health work, and family can be scored according to their importance to you. This will give a basis for our telephone discussion.
If you do not have access to a computer, we would encourage you to list any concerns beforehand. Alternatively, a paper copy of the assessment form can be provided for you to complete.
It is normal to have mixed feelings at the end of treatment about what the future holds. This clinic will give the opportunity to talk about how you are feeling, and offer signposting or referral to outside agencies if needed and eliminate the feeling of being abandoned post treatment.
As with any other telephone clinic, you will be given a date and time, and we ask you to be near your phone at the allotted time. If you are hard of hearing or would like someone to speak on your behalf please let us know at the start of the call.
If you need to cancel your appointment or unavailable at your allotted time to answer the phone, please call either Kate Nolan or Kim Bennett at the earliest opportunity so that they can reschedule the appointment.
For any other queries, please ring the contacts as listed below.
Lower GI Oncology Specialist nurse – 01223 348126
Macmillan Lead Clinical Nurse specialist – 01223 348126
We are smoke-free
Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the hospital campus. For advice and support in quitting, contact your GP or the free NHS stop smoking helpline on 0800 169 0 169.
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Cambridge University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road, Cambridge
Telephone +44 (0)1223 245151