Living with cancer as a long term condition: pharmacy role in treatments and survivorship

The UKCPA/JOMO study day has become the main event in the respiratory pharmacy calendar. Despite the challenges this year this speakers and sessions were excellent.
NHS attendee at the UKCPA/JOMO respiratory study day
Satellite Living with cancer as a long term condition: pharmacy role in treatments and survivorship
Speakers Islam Elkonaissi (Lead Lung Cancer and Clinical Commissioning Support Pharmacist, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London) and Dr Jackie Lewis (Pharmacist Director, Lewis Pharmacy, Exmouth, Devon)
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Understanding your cancer patients and the challenges of survivorship

The remarkable progress in cancer medicine has changed the negative outlook of cancer diagnosis. With the progressive transition of cancer from a fatal disease to a chronic disease, there is a need for pharmacy to support survivorship at every stage of the patient journey. This session will guide you through advances in cancer treatment, challenge you to view survivorship through a patient’s perspective and empower you to make a difference.

Primary care perspective of living with cancer

This presentation will explore the contact points of a patient on the cancer pathway with primary care, from pre-diagnosis to focussing on living with, and beyond, cancer. It will showcase the work done to date locally in Devon with community pharmacy teams and explore the opportunities for primary care professionals to become involved in the cancer pathway. The presentation will also be an opportunity for those working outside of primary care (i.e. in secondary or tertiary care, commissioners or otherwise shaping the NHS) to see the type of interactions and the potential for helping patients on the cancer journey and when it becomes a long-term condition.

This session will be chaired by Helen Benson, Interim Chief Pharmacist, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London. 

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