During the twelve-month Living with and Beyond Cancer Fellowship, the Primary Care Fellows undertake a programme of clinical and academic training to gain experience across both generalist and specialist sectors in the clinical area of the fellowship. In 2019, the programme has scope to invite a wider audience to the Living With and Beyond Cancer Masterclasses, open to Macmillan GPs and GPs with an interest in cancer.
This session will focus on the following topics:
- Building on knowledge obtained in previous masterclass on cancer treatments
- Fellows will gain knowledge of the effects of cancer and its treatment on an individual’s health and quality of life, both short and long term.
- Fellows will learn about roles of teams across primary and secondary care in the identification and management of these effects.
- Learn about some of the common consequences of treatment and how these may impact on the monitoring of an individual’s physical health and psychological wellbeing post treatment (focus on common late effects – fatigue, lymphoedema, peripheral neuropathy, weight, mood).
- Gain an understanding of the personal experience of an individual/carer who is living with the impacts of treatment.
- Discuss the role of primary care clinicians in recognising and addressing CoT.
- Explore how loss and changes in abilities/self identity affect an individual as they adjust to a ‘new normal’.
For more information please email Sharon Cavanagh or Anthony Cunliffe.
To book a place please email Daisy Doncaster.