After treatment resources for healthcare professionals

Cancer rehabilitation pathways guidance

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
  • education
  • treatment and referral
  • monitoring and review.

Access the cancer rehabilitation pathways guide.

Service improvement tools for cancer rehabilitation

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.

Endocrine late effects guide

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.

Oncology and haematology risk assessment tool

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.

Physical activity resources

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.

Please find below links to additional information around physical activity and exercise developed by the South East London Cancer Alliance for patients and those working with people with cancer.

The Centre for Perioperative care have developed patient resources to help people prepare for surgery or treatment. These highlight the importance of shared decision making when it comes to your treatment and achieving the best outcomes.

10 top tips for primary care

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:

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Cancer and Domestic Abuse: a toolkit for professionals

This toolkit is designed to help healthcare professionals working with people affected by cancer. It can help you to identify and respond to signs of domestic abuse affecting patients and carers.

Domestic abuse causes long-lasting physical and mental health harm. It can impact cancer care, treatment, and recovery. Working in cancer, you have a unique window of opportunity to intervene and make a difference.

Download the toolkit

Watch a recording of the toolkit launch, where you will hear from Macmillan CEO Gemma Peters, two lived experience voices and partnership leads from Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse, the University of Bristol, and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust.

For any questions or feedback on the project, please contact

Innovation in cancer care resources

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:

Find out more about our work

Clinical updates for healthcare professionals

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.

Read our latest blogs for healthcare professionals.

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We publish a range of newsletters for professionals who support people living with cancer. Whatever your role, we'll support you with clinical updates, tools and resources.

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Research and evidence

We're at the forefront of understanding the needs and experiences of people living with cancer. Get the evidence and insight you need to develop or deliver best practice in cancer care, delivered by our team of experts. 

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Coronavirus guidance for health professionals

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.

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