After treatment resources for healthcare professionals
We have created guidance for professionals to help them support people with cancer to cope with the consequences of their treatment.
On this page
Coronavirus guidance for health professionals
Cancer rehabilitation pathways guidance
Service improvement tools for cancer rehabilitation
Endocrine late effects guide
Oncology and haematology risk assessment tool
Physical activity resources
10 top tips for primary care
Innovation in cancer care resources
Clinical updates for healthcare professionals
Research and evidence
For your patients
We understand it's a challenging time for healthcare professionals. That's why we're doing whatever it takes to support you with the latest information, training and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can also access our emotional health and well-being hub to learn about all the ways we're here for you.
We've created a guide to highlight the rehabilitation interventions you can make to support patients with the consequences of treatment. The guide will help you to address symptoms and respond with:
- assessment and screening
- identification of risk
- treatment and referral
- monitoring and review.
Access the cancer rehabilitation pathways guide.
We have developed tools for cancer rehabilitation services to evaluate the care they provide. The tools establish a framework for best practice in rehabilitation, and can be used to:
- support service improvement
- raise the profile of cancer rehabilitation services
- Engage with commissioners.
You can access the tools on the Healthy London Partnership website.
It's common for patients to experience late effects of the endocrine system after cancer treatment. With the right care and support, symptoms can be managed or prevented.
We've created an endocrine late effects guide to help you support patients with:
- bone problems and osteoporosis
- hot flushes
- ovarian insufficiency
- pituitary insufficiency
- testicular insufficiency
- thyroid problems.
We have developed a risk assessment tool to help primary care professionals recognise and manage the side effects of treatment in oncology and haematology patients.
It will help you to support patients who are:
- at risk of immunosuppresion
- receiving systemic anti-cancer therapies
- undergoing radiotherapy.
The tool uses a Red, Amber, Green (RAG) system to grade symptoms and advises action accordingly.
We want everyone living with cancer to get the support and inspiration they need to be physically active, in a way that's right for them.
Physical activity can help people living with cancer:
- manage their symptoms
- improve their quality of life and clinical outcomes
- prevent treatment side effects
- reduce the risk of recurrence.
You can learn more about these benefits in our physical activity guidance. We have separate physical activity guidance for patients with metastatic bone disease.
We also have a service implementation guide and sports toolkit to help professionals develop or signpost patients to a physical activity service.
We've created our 10 top tips series to help primary care professionals support patients at every stage of the cancer pathway. The tips are designed to showcase best practice and offer practical advice for your role.
We have tips for after treatment, which include:
- Managing fatigue
- Managing late effects
- Nutrition during recovery
- Radiotherapy side effects
- Social prescribing
- Virtual consultations.
We invest in programmes and services to help professionals adopt new and innovative ways to deliver cancer care in the UK. Working in communities and with the NHS, we fund pilots to improve experiences and outcomes for people with cancer. With this knowledge, we have created tools and resources to help you deliver:
- Personalised care for people living with cancer
- Holistic Needs Assessments (and electronic HNAs)
- Quality improvement to existing cancer services.
Stay up to date with the latest developments in cancer care, with expert news, opinion and analysis. You'll also find blogs about our professionals and the fantastic work they do.
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For your patients
Our specialist advisers can give advice and support to your patients. Encourage them to call us on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm).
It’s quick and easy to order free booklets to give to your patients, their families and carers. Topics include cancer types, treatment, and emotional support.