Macmillan Cancer Care
SWASFT are leading the way regarding Ambulance and Urgent Care Services contribution to enhancing the care of cancer patients. The Learning and Development Team has come together with Macmillan Cancer Support to look at a ground-breaking and innovative partnership. This collaboration is the first of its kind between our ambulance Trust and Macmillan to improve cancer and end of life care for patients in the South West. Macmillan Cancer Support is funding the Cancer Care Facilitators within the Ambulance Service on a project/national trial basis for three-years.
The Macmillan Cancer Care Project aims to deliver a clear, equitable and evidence base service across the South West, accounting for differing regional demand and service provision. The team of three constitute a combination of staff from the Trust and external experts with acute oncology/palliative care experience. With the combination of experience we aim to provide knowledge exchange from the offset, both around systems and processes within the ambulance service and specialist skills and knowledge associated with cancer and palliative care.
Macmillan Cancer Support and SWASFT working together to enable the delivery of a supportive, responsive service to improve care for people affected by Cancer and at the end of life in the South West.
If you wish to contact the Right Cancer Care Team you can email them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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