Cancer patients in Uttlesford set to receive better care

12:15 26 August 2014

Archant

Cancer patients in Uttlesford are set to benefit from improved services and care following a successful application to employ a dedicated GP.

A current West Essex doctor will soon be spending one day per week focusing on enhancing cancer services and support for patients in Harlow, Epping Forest and Uttlesford, following a request from West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (West Essex CCG).

As well as continuing their day job, the Macmillan GP will be responsible for liaising with 
the GP community in the area to promote ideas for improvement and ensure ongoing education of peers.

In order to do this they will spend a morning and afternoon each week meeting with other GPs to enhance their knowledge and skills around the delivery of services for patients with cancer.

Christine Moss, clinical director at West Essex CCG, said: “This is an excellent result for patients and means people in west Essex affected by cancer will see more confident, responsive community care.

“Working closely with Macmillan is one of the ways the CCG is working collaboratively with other organisations to provide better joined up care for patients.”

Tatyana Guveli, Macmillan development manager, added: “Macmillan GPs lead the way in pushing for better cancer care in their area. They do this by working closely with other health and social care professionals to improve standards and raise awareness. This could include identifying areas where training is needed, such as recognising the symptoms of a rare cancer.

“It is great news for West Essex that there is to be a Macmillan GP for the area. We are delighted to be working in partnership with West Essex CCG and look forward to seeing the benefits this new position will bring to local people.”

The CCG and Macmillan will now work together to mentor a doctor currently working in West Essex to become the Macmillan GP, who will be paid for their time by Macmillan.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Saffron Walden Reporter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Saffron Walden Reporter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Saffron Walden Reporter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Every household in Uttlesford will receive a letter aimed at encouraging all eligible electors to register to vote ahead of the general election.

11:46
Butcher Tony Kisielowski and Andrew Webb hold up their chieftains in front of Burtons Butchers on King Street.

The end of January marks what you might call, a return to normal service, where we all finally give up any ideas about diets or abstinence. And so it is with perfect timing that the Scottish tradition of Burns Night comes around. So here’s my local take on the Scottish Bard’s birthday dinner.

Yesterday, 09:30
UDC deputy leader, Cllr Susan Barker, said the council is not proposing any sites at this moment in time.

Uttlesford District Council has been accused by residents living near a proposed gypsy and traveller site of “trying to fit a square peg in a round hole”.

Friday, January 23, 2015
Cllr Julie Redfern said she could not support the loss of developers' contributions for ten and less dwellings.

A further fall in funding for affordable housing has triggered dismay among councillors, following a far-reaching change in government policy.

E-edition

Most read stories

Most commented stories