Macmillan Primary Care Nursing Project – Cancer Care Review Focus Group
Listening to patients and ensuring their experience and views help to shape the project’s outputs has been key to the Macmillan Primary Care Nursing project from the beginning. Whilst it is well documented that patients’ experience a high level of unmet need following the end of their main hospital treatment and that there is a gap in the supportive care and cancer expertise available in primary care, the project team identified that to their knowledge no attempts had been made to find out from patient what their experience of a cancer care review was like. As our patient partner put it: ‘how do we know that patients find them helpful?’. Attempting to answer this question formed the basis for a focus group, with the expectation that the results would inform the education and influencing strategy for the project.
The findings are outlined in the report below.