Mini-symposium 2 - Optimising prostate cancer survivorship care - where does primary care fit in?

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Aim: to consider the main issues facing patients and their families in the survivorship phase of their journey, and to consider what role primary care could/should have in optimising care provision in the period following the end of initial treatment.Chaired by Prof Clare Wilkinson , Professor Primary Care, Bangor UniversitySpeakers: Exploring the quality of life and well-being of men with prostate cancer and their partners and gaps in service provision: findings from a qualitative meta-synthesis. Dr Carol Rivas and Dr Richard Wagland , University of SouthamptonThe role of primary care in prostate cancer follow-up: findings from PROSPECTIV - a pilot trial of a nurse-led psycho-educational intervention delivered in primary careProf Eila Watson, Oxford Brookes UniversityA system re-design project facilitating the safe discharge of stable survivors to primary care. Key elements: (1) an automated PSA surveillance system linking secondary and primary care; (2) person-centred holistic needs assessment and patient-held care plan review; (3) a nurse-led out-of-hospital individualised intervention (TOPCAT-P pilot trial).Andrei Stanciu , Bangor University: Prostate Cancer Follow-up in North WalesDiscussion will be held after the presentations.Intended audience: GPs, practice/ community nurses, researchers, trial methodologists, policy makers, health service managers


  • Eila Watson