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York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have developed and launched a Cancer Treatment Summary document. The Treatment Summary is a document produced by secondary cancer care professionals after a phase of treatment or/and at the end treatment. The summary is given to the person affect by cancer and will be shared with their GP.
It provides important information, including information about side effects and/or consequences of treatment, signs and symptoms of a recurrence and any actions needed to be taken by the GP.
Treatment Summaries facilitate a standardised and consistent approach to sharing crucial information between primary and secondary care and the person living with cancer. It helps inform the Cancer Care Review discussion between patient and GP and ensures that GPs are aware of the patients’ current circumstances following treatment.
This document can be used and shared with other healthcare professionals.