This edition of Your Voice brings you information about help with heating, accessible training in historical research, photography for wellbeing, a TV cookery competition, warding off flu, children’s mental health services, and an inclusive carol service.
It also updates you on Shropshire Disability Network and Safe Places Shropshire’s activities, including, a “high-flying” fundraising challenge.
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Are you or have you been treated for cancer in Shropshire, Telford or Powys? If so the Living With and Beyond Cancer team at The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust would like to hear from you.
This questionnaire is for anyone who has ever been diagnosed and treated for cancer in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Powys. It has been developed by the Living With and Beyond Cancer Programme.
The aim of this questionnaire is to ask people affected by cancer for their views about receiving an end of treatment summary. At the moment not all cancer patients and their GP’s receive Treatment Summaries and there is some variation in how useful these summaries are.A treatment summary is a document completed by a member of your team within the hospital after a significant phase of your treatment ends. It normally describes the treatment, potential side effects, and signs and symptoms of recurrence. The Treatment Summary aims to inform the GP and other primary care professionals of actions that need to be taken and who to contact with any questions or concerns. You are also offered a copy with the intention of improving your understanding of the treatment you have just received. It will also guide you for anything to look out for during your recovery. The Treatment Summary can also be shared with other health professionals and used to evidence the patient’s treatment, for example when claiming travel insurance.