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The practical management of the gastrointestinal symptoms of pelvic radiation disease

Monday, 14 July 2014 14:33

Misc authors, July 2014

A new report from Jervoise Andreyev and his team at the Marsden was published as an open access article in Frontline Gastroenterology and can be found via the following link:

Macmillan funded the design and print of a formatted version to be used in practice by professionals and an online version of that can be found here: www.macmillan.org.uk/prdgastroguidance.

Macmillan are now starting to draft a 'quick guide' version of this report for use in primary care. This document will provide GPs with information about how to identify patients with chronic GI effects of cancer treatment and what tests and interventions they can do, and finally guidance on when a referral needs to be made to a specialist.

Information and resources to assist local adoption of the practice guidance on the management of acute and chronic GI problems arising as a result of treatment for cancer

Monday, 07 October 2013 09:07

The BSG and NCSI wish to encourage and support a range of local initiatives to adopt the guidance. This newly updated resource pack is intended to provide gastroenterology and oncology teams with advice and links to practical materials and support from Macmillan Cancer Support, to help develop a whole pathway approach to managing gastrointestinal and other effects of cancer treatments.

This resource pack now provides a link to the Optimising Radiotherapy Bowel Injury Therapy (ORBIT) study.

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Interventional Radiology: Improving Quality and Outcomes for Patients

Tuesday, 01 December 2009 08:53

Interventional Radiology: Improving Quality and Outcomes for Patients. A Report from the National Imaging Board

The National Imaging programme is lead by Dr Erika Denton, National Clinical Lead for Diagnostic Imaging and chair of the National Imaging Board. The Imaging Programmes focus has been on reducing waiting times for imaging services in line with the 18 weeks target. The focus is now on sustaining these low waits; along with addressing wider diagnostic imaging issues to improve the quality of services and enhance the patient experience.

A sub-group of the National Imaging Board, has produced this report to inform and stimulate discussion about how Interventional Radiology (IR) Services can support the quality and productivity agenda. The document has been produced by interventional radiologists, nurses, radiographers, a patient representative and members of the Department of Health and National Imaging Board.

The report illustrates how the NHS can improve quality, safety and productivity while delivering comparable or better outcomes for patients with shorter hospital stays and fewer major complications. It suggests and describes how IR services can help to ensure patient safety whilst delivering the highest quality care.'

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Thursday, 05 March 2009 10:36

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