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A Treatment Summary is a document which encapsulates all of the treatments an individual with a cancer diagnosis has gone through. The document is produced by a Key Worker following treatment for cancer. It includes details of the treatment received, any potential effects of treatment, and signs and symptoms of recurrence. Click here to see an example of a Treatment Summary.
It aims to inform General Practitioners and other primary care professionals of any actions they need to take and who to contact with any questions or concerns. It supports the discussion a patient can have with their GP as part of their Cancer Care Review.
Benefits of the Treatment Summary
- Highlights essential treatment information in one document
- Helps patients to understand their treatment and any potential effects of treatment
- The document can be shared with other professionals of their treatment, to gain access to services such as travel insurance.
The aim is to give each patient a Treatment Summary at the end of their cancer treatment, giving them the tools to understand their journey. The Macmillan Recovery Package team at York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been working with the IT Development team to create a document which is easily understood to a patient, and easy for a Key Worker to use.