Follow-up and patient perspectives

1.22 Organising follow-up and collecting information on patient experience


Offer all people with lung cancer an initial specialist follow-up appointment within 6 weeks of completing treatment to discuss ongoing care. Offer regular appointments after this, rather than relying on the person requesting appointments when they experience symptoms. [2011]


Offer protocol-driven follow-up led by a lung cancer clinical nurse specialist as an option for people with a life expectancy of more than 3 months. [2011]


Ensure that people know how to contact the lung cancer clinical nurse specialist involved in their care between their scheduled hospital visits. [2011]


The opinions and experiences of people with lung cancer and their family members or carers (as appropriate) should be collected and used to improve the delivery of lung cancer services. People should receive feedback on any action taken as a result of such surveys. [2005]