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Forest Trees

Cancer Welfare Calls

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A GP will have an average of eight or nine new cancer diagnoses per year and will be looking after 20 to 30 patients with cancer. The increasing number of cancer survivors has led to an increase in the number of people requiring follow-up care, monitoring and management. Therefore primary care has an important role in supporting people to live well with and beyond cancer. 

The aim of the welfare call is to proactively provide patients with the opportunity for a discussion with a GP to ensure they are aware of the support available from their GP, wider practice team and other support services. The intention is to facilitate early and supportive conversations and ensure patients are aware of what help is available.

The aim is to call patients within 2-3 weeks of diagnosis.

If you have not received a welfare call from the surgery within 2-3 weeks of diagnosis and would like a support call from the Health and Wellbeing team, please email us your name, DOB and which surgery you are registered with and one of the team will call you within 5 working days.


07392 719513



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