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Post-transplant nurse-led clinic

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Who is the leaflet for?

This leaflet is for patients who have undergone an autologous stem cell transplant under the care of the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) team at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH).

CUH runs a BMT nurse-led clinic for those patients who are one month post autologous stem cell transplant.

Standard follow-up post autologous stem cell transplant
Day Clinic
Day 7 to 10 days post discharge Clinic Consultant-led clinic
Day 28 days post-transplant Clinic Nurse-led clinic
Day 100 days post-transplant Clinic Consultant-led clinic

About the clinic

Who is the clinic for?

For those patients who the consultant is satisfied that their condition is stable and would benefit from attending the nurse-led clinic at one month post autologous stem cell transplant.

How does the clinic work?

You will be asked to attend Oncology outpatients one hour prior to your appointment time for blood tests. This is to ensure your blood results are available for when you are reviewed by the BMT nurse practitioner (BMT NP).

You will have your weight recorded and the opportunity to speak with the BMT dietitian if you have any dietary questions or concerns.

Whilst you are waiting you will be encouraged to complete the electronic holistic needs assessment (e-HNA). This will help identify your current needs enabling the BMT NP to draw up a personalised care plan and assist in referring you to relevant supporting services if necessary.

You will be allocated a 45-minute appointment with a BMT NP to discuss your needs and develop your care plan. The BMT NP works closely with other professionals who are involved in your care; together they can ensure you receive the best advice and treatment.

The nurse-led clinic runs alongside the consultant-led clinic so medical advice and support is available if the BMT NP has any concerns with your progress.

What will the service offer?

This service provides dedicated time with the BMT NP for you to discuss any ongoing queries or concerns you may have regarding your post BMT care, medication, lifestyle, finance and so on.

If you have completed the e-HNA at the end of the appointment you will receive a care plan and treatment summary. The treatment summary will clearly show all the information you have discussed in clinic. Both you and the GP will receive a copy so that you can refer to it later if you need to. Your GP will also be aware of your follow-up plan.

How you can help

It is useful to bring a list of current medications you taking with you to clinic, including dosage and frequency taken.

If you are likely to require any repeat medication on the day please call the BMT NP office at least 48 hours before the appointment to prevent long delays for you.

You are welcome to bring along a family member, friend or carer to your appointment.

Contacts / further information

BMT nurse practitioners: 01223 217224

BMT co-ordinator: 01223 596239

Dedicated haematology helpline phone number 01223 274225 (for urgent enquiries 24 hours a day / seven days a week)

Privacy and dignity

Same sex bays and bathrooms are offered in all wards except critical care and theatre recovery areas where the use of high-tech equipment and / or specialist one-to-one care is required.

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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Contact us

Cambridge University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road, Cambridge

Telephone +44 (0)1223 245151