News and Events
User Group 30th April 2012
A special London Cancer Alliance and C-PORT User group was held in London on the 30th April 2012 at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. The day involved services from North West, South West and South East London cancer networks. Manuel Rahman, South West London Cancer Network, facilitated the day.
Users presenting on the day demonstrated a variety of ways in which C-PORT can be used to review, identify and test service improvement ideas.
Richard Nuttall, Electronic Prescribing Pharmacist at The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust showed us how he has streamlined data entry processes for C-PORT. Scenarios at the Royal Marsden included a Two stop project, Herceptin satellite administration and several alternative drug and community delivery scenarios.
Lesley Hoyle (Project manager, Haematology, Oncology and Renal) and Rachel Harris (sister Oncology day unit) at St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust presented their work on Optimising day care and developing a quality patient centred service. C-PORT was used as the starting point for re-modelling existing pathway, optimised staffing levels and a reduction in waiting times. As well as producing a business case for employing new staff, the team are also looking at the implementation of AOS and ambulatory chemotherapy.
Joanne Hubbard, Senior Sister at the Macmillan Brooke Unit and lead for C-PORT at South London Healthcare NHS Trust used C-PORT to support improvement work in the service. She was able to achieve consistency in nurse utilisation, modelled re-routed workflows and Improved documentation procedures. Identified service improvement included managing work outside of the treatment area, securing a room for pre-treatment assessment and the introduction of new booking rules. The team used C-PORT to understand the impact of new drugs, cost of trials and inform feasibility studies and business cases.
During the day we had a positive discussion around setting up a forum to continue this process of sharing thought and ideas within the LCA. Based on the support expressed at the LCA C-PORT Event, a Pan Landon User group with a focus on Service Improvement is recommended.
NCAT will continue to host regional user groups for C-PORT users with a focus on service improvement.
The presentations from the day are listed below. We hope to see you at the next regional user group later in 2012.