£270,000 pilot scheme offers pre-treatment help.
A brand new scheme to offer pre-treatment help to most cancers sufferers is launching throughout Scotland.
The mission will give tailor-made assist and recommendation on train, diet and psychological well being, to enhance outcomes for these getting ready for most cancers remedy.
Prehabilitation – pre-treatment rehabilitation – will likely be provided in any respect eight Maggie’s centres throughout the nation, due to Scottish Authorities funding of £270,000.
Well being Secretary Humza Yousaf visited the charity’s Dundee centre the place he discovered extra in regards to the mission. He stated:
“Prehabilitation permits individuals with most cancers to bodily and mentally put together for remedy by adopting wholesome behaviours – with the last word purpose of enhancing outcomes for them. It could actually scale back the size of keep in hospital and post-treatment issues, and enhance restoration, health, dietary standing, neuro-cognitive operate and high quality of life.
“This pilot scheme will assist us perceive how the NHS and Third Sector can work collectively to assist individuals forward of their most cancers remedy.
“With eight centres throughout Scotland, working with Maggie’s permits us to satisfy the wants of most cancers sufferers near residence. We wish to empower them to get the very best outcomes from their remedy, and enhance their long-term well being.
“Most cancers remedy has remained a prime precedence for the Scottish Authorities and NHS Scotland all through the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Maggie’s Chief Government Dame Laura Lee stated:
“We’re delighted to be working with the Scottish Authorities to help individuals with new most cancers diagnoses to know the advantages of constructing adjustments earlier than remedy begins.
“Mild train, consuming effectively and emotional and psychological help are already features of the Maggie’s core programme of help – however this often comes after the affected person has began remedy. This new mission will guarantee newly identified individuals discover help sooner, and will likely be delivered whereas working with the NHS as a part of their general care package deal.”
Prehabilitation is a flagship motion within the Scottish Authorities’s Most cancers Plan. As a part of rehabilitation, it ought to underpin the entire most cancers pathway and be integral to the care of all individuals with a most cancers analysis.
We’ve got established a Most cancers Prehabilitation Steering Group, to make sure classes from the Maggie’s pilot and different approaches are shared throughout Scotland and inform future methods of working.
Actions within the Scottish Authorities’s Most cancers Plan: Restoration and Redesign: An motion plan for most cancers companies embrace supporting individuals by bodily and psychologically getting ready them for most cancers remedy.
The Scottish Authorities’s Framework for supporting individuals by Restoration and Rehabilitation throughout and after the COVID-19 Pandemic requires prehabilitation companies which can maximise resilience and promote common well being and wellbeing.
Maggie’s has 25 years of expertise offering free most cancers help and data in centres throughout the UK. Scotland’s eight centres are: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands, Aberdeen, Fife, Forth Valley, Lanarkshire and Dundee.
Anybody identified with most cancers who’s thinking about prehabilitation can communicate to their most cancers care crew, or contact their native Maggie’s centre.