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Background: Prehabilitation is the practice of enhancing a patient's functional and psychological capacity before treatment commences. It is of interest in the cancer context because of the impact of treatments on quality of life and cancer survivorship. This work aims to document current practice, barriers and challenges to implementing prehabili...
Background/aims In an attempt to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and support remote working, many allied healthcare professionals were equipped with video consultation technology. To support this new way of working, profession-specific webinars were delivered and attended by over 50% of the total allied healthcare professional workforce in Scotland....
Overweight and obesity are known risk factors for the development of lymphoedema, and are also well-recognised factors complicating the management of lymphoedema. However, a degree of uncertainty remains regarding the way in which obesity impacts upon the condition, and there is little detail about the practical application of weight management str...
Cancer incidence is increasing year on year; survivorship rates are also increasing, as is the use of novel agents and additional treatment lines. These factors, along with evidence that suggests people are struggling to cope with the long-term effects of their diagnosis and its treatment, suggest we need to transform our approach to care and make...
The Transforming Care After Treatment (TCAT) programme aims to improve care for people living with and beyond cancer in Scotland. The direct involvement of people affected by cancer is integral to the programme’s design and its overall success. Under the TCAT programme a project team in NHS Ayrshire and Arran has worked with people affected by canc...