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A Practical Guide to Holistic Needs Assessment, 2011, National Cancer Action Team|
This guide provides practical advice for health professionals, including examples of assessment tools and case studies.
Holistic common assessment of supportive and palliative care needs for adults requiring end-of-life care, 2010, NHS National End of Life Care Programme|
This document highlights five core areas or domains for HNA, and sets out the content within each of these so that teams can benchmark their local processes and tools. It also highlights a range of existing assessment and planning tools, guidance and relevant policy, and signposts to other resources where appropriate.
Holistic Common Assessment of Supportive and Palliative Care Needs for Adults with Cancer: Assessment Guidance, 2007, King’s College London and NCAT|
This guidance is for practitioners and managers providing or coordinating the care of adults with cancer. It’s intended to enable them to adopt a unified approach to the assessment and recording of patients’ needs.
Patients’ Needs Assessment Tools in Cancer Care: Principles and Practice, 2005, Richardson A, Sitzia J, Brown V, Medina J, King’s College London| [PDF, 986kb]
This report is based on three strands of research: a rapid appraisal of the relevant literature; a scoping exercise on the actual use of assessment tools among networks; and discussions with those involved in the Single Assessment Process for older people. It’s based on research commissioned by the Department of Health and NCAT.
Assessment and care planning folder |
This folder helps health professionals to conduct a self-assessment and care plan with their patient.
This folder is designed to help patients keep track of their treatment, make notes and find information and support.
Assessment and care planning for people with cancer|
This leaflet explains HNAs and how care is planned for people affected by cancer.
Part one - Holistic needs assessment and care planning |
Introduction, by Noëline Young.
Part two - Secondary care perspective|
Dr Alastair Smith, Honorary Consultant Haematologist and Clinical Adviser for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Part three - Test site perspective|
Louise Smith, Cancer Information Specialist and Centre Manager and Ipswich Project Lead for Survivorship.
Part four - Evidence base|
Anne Wilkinson, National Improvement Lead, NHS Improvement.
Part five - Policy|
Relevant policy documents.
Part six - Resources|
Part seven - References|
References for this Sharing good practice.
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