ILCOP - understanding the impact of MDT working

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As part of ILCOP, you can explore examples of innovations that require a change in lung cancer services and their multidisciplinary teams. 

These examples include a patient-held card to improve A&E care, as well as agendas and information for a lung cancer mesothelioma study day for primary care. You will also find documents to guide you through demonstrating the value of specialist nursing roles.

References to attached documents:

  • Lung cancer and mesothelioma study day (presentation).
  • Rapid admission of palliative patients (presentation).
  • National Cancer Action Team. Excellence in cancer care: the contribution of the clinical nurse specialist. London: NHS, 2010.
  • John White. The impact of the lung cancer nurse specialist (LCNS) in inpatient stays for patients with lung cancer patients. Report to Department of Health, 2010.
  • National Cancer Action Team. The characteristics of an effective multidisciplinary team (MDT). London: NHS, 2010. 
  • National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses. 2009 best practice guide. London: NLCFN, 2009.
  • Impact of surgical presence - Evidence from Dr Mick Peake

Other resources we recommend

  • Leary A et al. Dimensions of clinical nurse specialist work in the UK. Nursing Standard 2008;23:15–17, 40–44.
  • Leary A. Proving your worth. Nursing Standard 2011;25(31), 62–6.
  • Specialist nursing impact on cancer treatment. Lancet 2011;377. (editorial)
  • Royal College of Nursing. Capturing the essence and demonstrating the value of the clinical nurse specialist. Executive summary of report. London, RCN, 2010.