Sciensus will share its expertise in cancer care at a special two-day educational event, being held this month, for oncology professionals and multidisciplinary teams – Stand D20, 24-25 May 2022, ExCeL, London
Sciensus’ cancer service allows thousands of patients each year to receive vital cancer therapies, including chemotherapy, in the comfort of their own home.
The team will be exhibiting at the Oncology Professional Care conference in London this May as part of this free-to-attend continual professional development-certified event, which has been designed to meet the educational and training needs of healthcare professionals across the UK.
The event aims to help the oncology community stay up to date on the latest advances in early diagnosis, referral and treatment to help get the UK back on track in improving cancer outcomes and meeting the demands of the NHS Long Term Plan. The programme for the event caters for all related professions within the cancer community, from primary to secondary care.
Sharing Sciensus’ experience in delivering treatment at home
Kate de Lord, Head of Cancer at Sciensus said: “Around 3,000 patients a year are referred to us by their oncology consultant and since the start of the pandemic, we’ve seen demand for our at-home cancer service increase as more people seek to shield themselves from unnecessary risk.
“We are able to safely treat more than 100 types of cancer at home. This ranges from the most common types of cancer, including breast, lung, colorectal, ovary, mesothelioma and prostate, to the rarer forms of the disease.
“To ensure our patients with all different types of cancer are receiving the very best care possible, our team of systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) practice development nurses is also in place to provide holistic support for our Sciensus chemotherapy nurses.
“We also prioritise the nurses’ professional development as we run our own SACT course at masters or degree level, accredited by Birmingham City University.”
Sciensus also has a team of cancer clinical nurse specialists whose role is to help the patient and family with anything they may need beyond the treatment, including counselling, financial advice or dieticians.
Patients also have access to a 24/7 telephone support line, and all patient interactions are documented with notes sent to the lead consultant so they can track what’s happening.
Kate added: “We’re excited to be joining this event so we can engage with delegates, and share our experiences of working through the pandemic, and support the wider cancer care community in coming together to continue delivering the best care possible to patients.”
At the event, the Sciensus team will be at stand D20, 24-25 May 2022, ExCeL, London