Right By You – Supporting People Living with Cancer

This week six members of the Wellbeing and Self Care Team attended a great training session, in advance of delivering a new national pilot, that explores how professionals can work together in an integrated way to address the needs of people living with cancer.

Developed in partnership with the National Association of Primary Care and Macmillan, the pilot will be working across three Primary Care Networks in Stockport – Cheadle, the Heatons and Tame Valley.  It will look at an integrated approach, that works with people living with cancer,  to explore how professionals can work together in an integrated way across primary, community and secondary care to address people’s individual needs, and what that support would look like.

‘Right By You’ will bring together all the key professionals, including Practice Nurses, GPs, Care Navigators/Social Prescribers and Acute Support Workers.  This includes training in cancer and supporting those living with cancer, building relationships with key individuals on the ground and working together to support people across key transitions of care.

This six month pilot is seen to be a great opportunity to offer support to a defined cohort of patients and their families, by helping people to manage the practical and emotional impact of diagnosis and treatment. Social prescribing is a key part of the Right By You service model, and Macmillan has offered to provide training to the whole of the Wellbeing and Self Care team which will enabling us to extend the offer to primary care patients across the whole of Stockport.

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