The Recovery Package
The interventions are: Holistic Needs Assessment, Treatment Summary, Cancer Care Review, and Health and Wellbeing Clinics. These elements are part of an overall support of self management – physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle, managing consequences of treatment, and information, financial and work support .
The diagram below explains how the Recovery Package fits into an overall support of self management for people living with and beyond cancer. It can be downloaded here.
The Recovery Package can lead to improved communication and better quality and equity of care.
The concept of the Recovery Package was developed and tested by the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative (NCSI) - a partnership of Macmillan Cancer Support, Department of Health and NHS England - to assist people living with a diagnosis of cancer to prepare for the future, and identify their individual concerns and support needs. This enables people to return to as near a normal lifestyle as possible, including returning to work.
It has been developed to complement the stratified care pathway and enable individualised follow-up care such as a supported self management, shared care or complex care.
Hear from people living with cancer, clinicians and Lynda Thomas, our chief executive, on the benefits of the Recovery Package: