South Tees Hospitals FT: Holistic Wellbeing Calls for Cancer Patients

At the outset of the pandemic a new telephone service was established to proactively call cancer patients to check their wellbeing, offer holistic therapy, provide local information and support, refer to appropriate services or simply provide a listening ear and reduce isolation.

The Trinity Holistic team, along with support from the Macmillan Information and Support Centre at South Tees, offered the service to approximately 6,000 cancer patients, carers and families registered with the centre. It was also made available to the wider North East population, which includes some of the most deprived wards in the country.

Read a detailed case study about this project at HSJ Solutions

Highly commended:

  • West Green & Hornsey Wood Green Surgeries: Sending Bespoke Automated eCalendar Invites and Reminders for Cervical Screening


  • Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester Trust: Early warning Alert System for Small Cell Lung Cancer Reduces Time From Diagnosis to Treatment and Reduces 30 Days Mortality
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals: EPR Cancer Pathway Algorithm; Development and Implementation in our Colorectal Big Room
  • Northern Care Alliance Group in collaboration with Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance: Rapid Diagnostic Centre
  • Northern Devon Healthcare Trust: Best Breast team - Implementing a nurse led Recovery Package programme for Breast Cancer Patients in a Rural Symptomatic Unit
  • Royal Marsden FT: The Cancer Surgical Hub
  • Royal Surrey FT: Royal Surrey Robotic Surgery