Cancer Care Reviews

Support for people living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis does not finish at the end of treatment in hospital. GPs, practice nurses and other members of the primary care have a key role to play in supporting patients during and following treatment.  One of the key times that they will do this is at a Cancer Care Review.

What is a cancer care review?

A Cancer Care Review is an opportunity for you to receive support from members of your GP practice team following a diagnosis of cancer.  It is an opportunity for you to raise any concerns you may have and to talk through your experiences. The reviews are designed to be patient-led, letting you discuss the things that concern you most and finding ways in which you can help yourself or be supported by your GP practice. 

Cancer Care Reviews should take place within three months of your cancer diagnosis and may take the form of an initial phone-call. The support which can be offered by your GP practice can be explained at this time.  A further conversation with a member of the GP practice team should be offered  to you approximately 12 months  following your diagnosis.  You will be provided with a summary of the conversation from any concerns  raised with actions and information to support you. 

You can ask for a Cancer Care Review at any time, not just within the twelve month period.  If you have concerns about living with and beyond your cancer diagnosis, or if concerns develop over time, please get in touch with your GP practice and ask for a Cancer Care Review.