Starting cancer treatment can sometimes feel daunting, so we want you to know that with us, you’re in safe, expert hands. Wherever you are in your cancer journey, we’re here to give you the choice, convenience and comfort of having your treatment at home.
We’re the UK’s leading provider of cancer treatments at home, supporting patients and their families. Our kind, caring team of specialist cancer nurses, clinical nurse specialists and practice development nurses brings systemic anticancer therapies (SACT), including chemotherapy, to thousands of patients every month, and they’ll be right by your side, every step of the way.
If that feels like the right choice for you, we’ll work closely with your consultant, following their treatment plan, keeping them updated every step of the way, and helping you make the most of the medication they prescribe. You’ll see the same familiar team of friendly, experienced nurses, every visit. You’ll get the same exceptional standard of care as you would in hospital. And you’ll be where you want to be, living as normal a life as possible.
We usually support patients who would otherwise come to hospital for outpatient or daycase treatments, including chemotherapy. If that sounds right for you, and you’d like to find out more about cancer care at home, start by talking it through with your referring consultant. They’ll be able to tell you whether it’s an option for you, and how to take the next step.
|Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (ALL)||Melanoma|
|Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML)||Meningioma|
|Adenocarcinoma duodenum||Metastatic – unknown location|
|Astrocytoma||Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)|
|Bile Duct||Myeloproliferative Disease|
|Bone Tumour Unspecified Site||Neoplasm|
|Bowel||Neuroendocrine Tumour (NET)|
|Bowel Disease||Non Hodgkins Lymphoma|
|Brain||Non Small Cell Lung Cancer|
|Cancer of Head and Neck||Pancreas|
|Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)||Prostate|
|Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML)||Rectosigmoid|
|Colon||Rectum & Anus|
|Colorectal||Renal Cell Carcinoma|
|Endometrium||Sarcoma – Buttock|
|Gallbladder||Small Cell Lung Cancer|
|Gastric Cancer||Small Intestine|
|General infection||Soft Tissue Sarcomas|
|Glioblastoma Multiforme||Squamous Cell – Lung|
|Glioma||Squamous cell of head and neck|
|Hairy Cell Leukaemia||Stomach|
|Intra Abdominal Malignancy||Transplant|
|Joint Infection||Trophoblastic Disease|
|Leukaemia||Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)|
|Liver Metastases||Waldenstroms Macroglobulinaemia|
|Malignant pleural mesothelioma|
Our role is to work closely with everyone involved in your cancer care at home, including your consultant, hospital clinical team and pharmacist, to make sure your treatment plan is carried out as planned. Throughout your care, your specialist nurses will send regular real-time medical reports to your consultant, who’ll retain ultimate accountability for your treatment pathway at all times.
During each treatment you’ll have a home visit from an experienced chemotherapy nurse, who’ll be there to give emotional and practical support. We know it’s reassuring to see a familiar face so, unless there’s a good reason, we strive to ensure you see the same nurse or nursing team wherever possible.
Cancer treatment can be exhausting. On top of having to travel regularly to and from hospitals, you may feel tired and experience other side effects from your treatment. Having chemotherapy at home means there’s no travel, no parking, no queuing and no waiting, so you can lead as normal a life as possible.
Your immunity is weaker during treatment, so it’s important you look after yourself and minimise your risk of cross infection from things like colds or flu, as well as public places where they’re prevalent.
If you have any questions or concerns you can call our care bureau, which is a telephone advice service for you and your loved ones. The service is operated by experienced nurses providing round-the-clock support.
We’ve been bringing quality cancer care into people’s homes for almost three decades, building trusted relationships with patients, families, NHS doctors and private consultants. Today, more than 300 oncology consultants choose us for their regular referrals and our 180 specialist cancer nurses provide systemic anticancer therapy, including chemotherapy, to thousands of patients every month.
We train our outstanding nurses to master’s level and we’re regularly audited by leading regulatory bodies including the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and the Care Quality Commission. Everyone’s experience with cancer is different, but we’re here to make yours as positive as possible, helping you feel comfortable, calm and in control of your treatment.
We provide you with a named team, who will get to know you, your loved ones and your needs. Included in your Sciensus Cancer care at home team will be a dedicated Patient liaison lead, who will make sure that you always have a clear view of your treatment schedule and make sure that everything goes according to plan.
We take safety very seriously. That’s why we’ve established industry-leading clinical governance to make sure we continually achieve the highest standards.