Living With and Beyond Cancer

There are currently an estimated 170,000 people in the South West living with and beyond cancer. Living With and Beyond Cancer services aim to help those living with and beyond cancer get the care and support they need to lead as healthy and active a life as possible, for as long as possible.

The Living With and Beyond Cancer groups in each of the Cancer Alliances bring together service providers and commissioners to improve support for those living with cancer in the South West.

Peninsula Cancer Alliance – Living With and Beyond Cancer Meetings

11th October 2017

PCA LWBC Bid metrics summary
Cancer Bid Part A LWBC PCA FINAL 310817

SWAG Cancer Alliance – Living With and Beyond Cancer Meetings

SWAG Living With and Beyond Cancer Launch Event – 16th April 2018

At the event we showcased examples of good practice across SWAG in implementing the Recovery Package and Risk Stratified Pathways so as to support all our stakeholders in successful implementation. There were also presentations about the various elements of the Cancer Transformation Project:

  • The experience of Cancer Support Workers in practice
  • Patient experience and involvement
  • Psychological training programme
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • The role of Primary Care in supporting this patient group
  • Our Patient Portal – a patient facing website to increase access for holistic needs assessments, support and encourage self-management and improve patient experience
  • Somerset Cancer Registry/Infoflex – how our systems will support implementation

The presentations are linked below:

SWAG Psychological Skills Project

Prostate PSA tracker

Primary care

NBT Cancer Informationand Support Clinic

NBT Breast H&WB

Gynae-onc HNA & PIFU

Glos Community H&WB

Colorectal Recovery Package & Risk Stratified Pathways presentation for SWAG

Cancer Support Worker Role