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Trusts showcase innovations in cancer care

Nursing Times’ inaugural Cancer Care Congress has given healthcare organisations a chance to highlight the innovative work they have done around cancer care.

The Congress, run by Nursing Times in partnership with Health Service Journal, The Christie, The Royal Marsden and Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology Foundation Trusts, will be held in September this year.

Ahead of the event, Congress participants were invited to submit ideas for posters highlighting their work, including how they have embraced the principles of the cancer reform strategy and delivered measurable results. The finished posters will be displayed at the event in Manchester.

The poster exhibition offers trusts and other organisations the opportunity to showcase a particular aspect of their work to others. The poster area, which will be located in the exhibition hall, provides an ideal arena to discuss various initiatives, learn and take away ideas to implement elsewhere, network with other cancer specialists, and form new working relationships. The chosen posters will be on display for the duration of the Cancer Care Congress. There will be the opportunity for delegates to vote for their favourite entry, the winner being announced at the end of the second day.

Here are a few of the best poster ideas received. For more information, go to www.cancercarecongress.com

Dorset Cancer Network

Dorset has one of the highest levels of expenditure on cancer care in the country. Learn how the Dorset Cancer Network facilitated a workshop in conjunction with clinicians, patients and commissioners to identify areas of potential efficiency relating to cancer drugs expenditure, and at the same time improve quality and release resources. The poster will highlight the success of the workshop and the benefits of involving service users in the quality improvement and commissioning processes.

Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust

Learn how Great Western Hospital in Swindon successfully established a nurse-led oncology clinic for clinical trials in a busy cancer unit. The establishment of the clinic was in direct response to increased demand on the cancer unit from successful patient recruitment to locally adopted clinical trials. The poster details how such increased pressure was successfully dealt with, clearly something that is essential if such units are to enjoy success.

Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Network

The poster will highlight the creation of, and achievements to date, of Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Network’s Teenage and Young Adults Multi-Disciplinary Team. The poster will explain in detail how the team developed effective links with all specialist units in its network. The team has only been in place since 2009, but has already been in contact with more than 100 young people.

  • Don’t miss your opportunity to learn about the amazing and inspirational work others are doing. For full details and to book your place at the Congress, please visit the Congress website: www.cancercarecongress.com

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