The Recovery Package Team
What is the Recovery Package?
The concept of the Recovery Package was developed because more people than ever before are living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. The impact of cancer does not suddenly stop when the treatment is over. The Recovery Package is to assist people living with a diagnosis of cancer to prepare for the future, and identify their individual concerns and support needs. This would then enable people to return to as near a normal lifestyle as possible, including returning to work.
The assessment gives you the chance to think about your concerns and discuss possible solutions.
The assessment has three parts:
Answer a simple set of questions to see what concerns you have;
A discussion with a member of your healthcare team to talk about these issues and look at possible solutions. This leads to the development of a Care Plan;
The Care Plan will be agreed and documented by your healthcare team. You will receive a copy of this plan.
Holistic Needs Assessment and Care Planning
At the end of each course of treatment the patient’s hospital care team should create a Treatment Summary which includes alert signs for possible relapse, the effects of treatment, potential future issues, suggested actions for the GP and a key contact in the hospital for any questions or concerns. This is a key tool in patients self-management. The summary is sent to the GP as well as the patient so that the GP is aware of their role in providing continued care.
Cancer Care Review
This review is initiated by your GP or practice nurse and usually occurs about six months after your cancer diagnosis. The aim of the discussion is to check whether you have any concerns, need extra support or to provide details of local support services.
Health and Wellbeing
You may be invited to an event, where you and other people affected by cancer can find out more about healthy living and getting local support. The event can be a really good opportunity to meet other people in a similar situation, learn about local support and get useful contacts. They can take place in the hospital or in the community.
Meet the Team
Hello. My Name is Lenny and I am the Transformation Project Manager. I am looking forward to working with local people as well as health and social care staff to improve outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer. My main focus will be to keep everyone on track over the next two years — making sure that we not only meet the required national standards but that the changes reflect what is important to people affected by cancer in Tameside and Glossop.
Hello. My name is Aoife and I am the User Involvement Coordinator. I have previously worked in Patient Advice and Liaison and Advocacy roles in both NHS and voluntary sector services. I am passionate about supporting people to ensure their views are heard. My main focus within this project is to facilitate active user involvement for people affected by cancer to ensure they are at the centre of service redesign and development.
Please see below our latest User Involvement Newsletters, giving you updates on our latest work and projects.
Opportunities for Involvement
The Project Team needs your help to improve the outcomes for patients living with and beyond cancer. By sharing your experiences and opinions, you can help shape how the Recovery Package is implemented in Tameside & Glossop.
There are lots of ways to get involved and you can decide how much time you want to give. Your contribution could mean taking surveys, reviewing leaflets or acting as a patient representative at meetings. Either way, all of your actions will make a
big difference to the project’s work.
For more details, or to arrange a meeting, please contact Aoife on
Part of the Recovery Package is looking at the support patients receive from their GP practice. We are interested to hear about your experience during and following cancer treatment to ensure we are meeting the needs of patients.
Please share your experiences by clicking on the link below:
Have you been offered an eHNA?
We would love to hear what you thought. Was it helpful? Did it help you address your needs? Was it offered at the right time?
We have put together two surveys to get feedback about people’s experience of completing or declining an eHNA.
If you completed an eHNA please follow the link below to share your experiences:
If you chose not to complete an eHNA we would also like to hear your feedback to see if we need to do anything differently. Please follow the link below to provide your feedback:
Health and Wellbeing Working Group
We are putting together a working group to look at how we will deliver the Health and Well-being part of the Recovery Package.
The next dates for the meeting are:
19th October 2018 09:30am - 11:30am
15th November 2018 09:30 - 11:30am
If you are interested in being involved please contact Aoife on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will support you to get involved.
User Involvement Steering Group
User Involvement is a big part of the Recovery Package implementation work. We have therefore developed a User Involvement strategy and steering group.
If you would like to be part of the steering group please contact Aoife on email@example.com
Recovery Package Steering Group
This group meets monthly where Lenny provides an update on the project and all aspects of it. At this meeting there are professionals as well as people living with cancer.
If you would like to be involved please contact Aoife on firstname.lastname@example.org
Tameside Macmillan Recovery Project Team
4th Floor Charlesworth Building
Tameside Hospital, Fountain Street
Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 9RW
0161 922 5959