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New e-learning programme on personalised care for people with cancer now available

Posted on: June 7th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to develop a new programme to enhance colleagues’ knowledge and understanding of prehabilitation and rehabilitation in people with cancer.

According to Macmillan, the number of people living with cancer is set to rise to 5.3 million by 2040.  Around 70 per cent of people with cancer have other long term conditions to manage alongside cancer and this may impact on their care and support needs.

A personalised approach to care and support ensures that people’s needs can be fully identified, and the appropriate support planned. It is vital that care and support is planned and arranged around what matters to people, their individual needs and abilities.

The Prehabilitation, Rehabilitation and Personalised Care (PRosPer) elearning programme aims to support healthcare colleagues who work with and care for people with cancer, as well as physical activity instructors and those in the leisure industry, in developing their skills on providing personalised care via elearning and face to face sessions.

A range of topics are included in the programme including:

  • Personalised care and support
  • Cancer prehabilitation
  • Cancer rehabilitation and symptom management
  • Service redesign and workforce development

This first module provides colleagues with an introduction to prehabilitation, rehabilitation and personalised care and support. Further modules about cancer prehabilitation, rehabilitation and service redesign and workforce development will be available later this year.

For more information and to access the module, please select the PRosPer programme page.

elfh is a NHS England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies