Below are case studies that support the information in the Secondary Breast Cancer Nursing toolkit.
How the trust uses the Somerset Cancer Register and a team approach to accurately record data about patients with secondary breast cancer
How the team re-designed their service, using a co-production approach in order to meet the varying needs of a large caseload.
How the hospital designed a new service for secondary breast cancer patients.
How the hospital established the first dedicated metastatic MDT in Wales and works with non-clinical teams to ensure patients’ holistic needs are addressed.
How the hospital expanded their service from one to two nurses to meet increasing patient demand
How reorganising the way the team worked enabled them to provide more consistent support to their patients with secondary breast cancer.
How joint Macmillan Nurse and Pharmacist led clinics reduced patient waiting times, freed up consultant time and addressed a wider range of patient needs.
Wearing two hats - how the team provide continuing care to both groups of patients, with primary or secondary breast cancer, within their roles as clinical nurse specialists.