Understanding Individual Needs Across
the Patient Pathway.
Despite advances in the diagnosis, treatment and delivery of supportive care for cancer over the past decade, there is still work needed to improve the routes to diagnosis and to ensure that, once individuals have engaged with healthcare professionals that this translates in to appropriate evidence-based care being delivered to those living with and beyond cancer. We have to fully understand individual needs for information, treatment and support at the appropriate point in their journey and better understand health care professionals’ behaviour within the healthcare systems that they work in.
The Community of Expertise online platform will allow contemporary evidence to be shared amongst key stakeholders, facilitate the development of a repository of this evidence and examples of best practice, stimulate discussion, and support action within this area.