Patient Information Prescriptions are designed to give the patient sufficient information for their needs at the stage of their treatment, rather than flooding them with information an causing confusion. New Cross is one of the first hospitals to introduce this concept, and they would welcome feedback from patients.
Basically the Cancer Nurse Specialist sits down with the patient and finds out what is required. They then select the relevent information sheets to pass on. Many of these are from Cancer Research Uk – see link
Shropshire & Mid Wales Cancer Services User Forum is researching to find out what other sort of information is available e.g. Leaflets, DVDs, and a list of local suppliers who provide home delivery services to those in need. Please contact us if you can help.