Below are case studies that support the information in the Secondary Breast Cancer Nursing toolkit. 

Effective Data Collection, Frimley Park, Surrey

How the trust uses the Somerset Cancer Register and a team approach to accurately record data about patients with secondary breast cancer

Stratified patient follow up, The Christie, Manchester

How the team re-designed their service, using a co-production approach in order to meet the varying needs of a large caseload.

Developing a new service, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

How the hospital designed a new service for secondary breast cancer patients.

Delivering a multi-disciplinary service, Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff

How the hospital established the first dedicated metastatic MDT in Wales and works with non-clinical teams to ensure patients’ holistic needs are addressed.

The case for a new secondary breast cancer specialist nurse, Truro

How the hospital expanded their service from one to two nurses to meet increasing patient demand

Reallocation of work in a CNS team, Lanarkshire 

How reorganising the way the team worked enabled them to provide more consistent support to their patients with secondary breast cancer.

Joint Breast CNS & Specialist Pharmacy led clinics for patients with oestrogen receptor positive metastatic breast cancer, Sheffield 

How joint Macmillan Nurse and Pharmacist led clinics reduced patient waiting times, freed up consultant time and addressed a wider range of patient needs.

Team working to support all patients with primary and secondary breast cancer, Rotherham

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.