Audit of a New Nurse-Led Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) Clinic for Systemic Anti-Cancer Agents (SACTs)


Introduction: The number of people living with cancer in the UK continues to rise with increased demands on specialist cancer care services. NET incidence and prevalence increases alongside this demand. NETs remain a rare cancer with specialist needs. The clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is ideally placed to support these patients. Oncology clinics are increasingly pressured, the need to think of innovative ways of reducing strain whilst maintaining and enhancing the patients experience is important. To address this we set up a nurse-led SACT NMP clinic alongside the oncology clinic to improve patient experience and reduce oncologist clinic review.

Aim(s): To assess the impact of the NMP nurse-led clinic on the patient and the NET service.

Materials and methods: Questionnaires were provided to patients after 3 months of the nurse clinic starting. A questionnaire was also given to all oncologists within the clinic.

Conference: 15th Annual ENETSConcerence (2018)

Presenting Author: Davies P

Authors: Davies P, Quaglia E, McSweeney A, Caplin M, Thirlwell C,

Keywords: Nurse, Non-Medical Prescribing, SACTs, neuroendocrine, chemotherapy, everolimus, sunitinib,

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