Nurse and patientThe Cancer Care Review (CCR) is a holistic conversation that assists an individual to raise any issues relating to their cancer or treatment that are impacting on their quality of life or wellbeing.

The CCR is carried out by the GP or practice nurse within six months of them being notified that the person has a cancer diagnosis. It provides an opportunity for the person living with and beyond cancer to think through their needs and, together with their GP/Practice Nurse to make a plan about how to best address these needs.

The CCR is part of the Recovery Package. This package is a set of key interventions which can greatly improve outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer. The Recovery Package was developed by the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative (NCSI) in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ensuring consistency and quality of the CCR: What are we doing?

Although the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) require GPs to carry out CCR’s, there is a lack of clarity and guidance about information that should be covered within a CCR.

In response to this, London Cancer have developed a CCR tool. This tool:

  • Assists GPs to conduct high quality CCRs
  • Helps to ensure CCRs include a care plan that is given to the patient
  • Can be uploaded on to EMIS systems.

We are supporting GP practices to use this tool effectively. Watch our video to find out more.

The Cancer Care Review template for EMIS can be downloaded here.

The Cancer Care Review patient evaluation questionnaire can be found here.

For more information, contact Daniel Thomson.