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Living With & Beyond Cancer

With an ageing population more people are being diagnosed with cancer in the UK and people are surviving a cancer diagnosis due to earlier detection and improved treatments. People are now Living With and Beyond Cancer therefore it is vital that support continues during and after treatment.

The National Initiative to improve outcomes for people Living With and Beyond Cancer has seen the introduction of a Macmillan Recovery Package Project team within the Trust. The project will roll out a series of key interventions which, when delivered together, can greatly improve outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer.


Living With & Beyond Cancer Newsletter

Click here to read the Living With & Beyond Cancer newsletter.


The Macmillan Recovery Package

The Recovery Package was developed by Macmillan to support people so that they feel more in control of their illness and recovery which positively improves both physical and emotional health outcomes. 

The Recovery Package is made up of a Holistic Needs Assessment which creates a Care Plan, a Treatment Summary, a Cancer Care Review and Health and Wellbeing information. It will provide a more integrated model of care, through a better coordinated approach between the hospital, the GP and the person with cancer.

  • Click here for more information about the Macmillan Recovery Package.
  • Click here to watch a video by Macmillan Cancer Support, highlighting the benefits of the Recovery Package.

Electronic Holistic Needs Assessment

For more information on the eHNA click here

Treatment Summary

For more information on the Treatment Summary click here

Cancer Care Review

For more information on the Cancer Care Review click here

Health and Wellbeing

Visit our Health and Wellbeing pages here.

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Interested in helping to develop Cancer Services in York & Scarborough? Click here for Focus Groups available in York and Scarborough

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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.


Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.