After your treatment, you may be offered a new form of follow-up, called personalised stratified follow-up (PSFU), also called patient initiated follow up (PIFU).

This is designed to reduce the number of outpatient appointments you will need to attend when your treatment is finished.

Your clinical team will discuss this with you and, if suitable, you may be offered:

  • regular surveillance scans or tests, with quicker and easier access to results
  • rapid re-access to your cancer team, including telephone advice and support, if you are worried about any symptoms, side-effects or treatment
  • information about signs and symptoms to look out for, suggesting your cancer may have returned
  • personalised care and support planning and support for self-management to help you to improve your health and wellbeing in the long-term.

If you want to share your experiences of care, there are a number of ways you could do this:

If you want more information about personalised care or you haven’t received any part of it, talk to your clinical nurse specialist. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, call the cancer information centre for your hospital who will help you get the support you need.

There are a number of ways you can get involved in developing and improving cancer services across south east London. Find out more.

This asks detailed questions about your experiences throughout your cancer treatment. The results are used to make improvements to cancer services. This is sent to some people with cancer each year. If you get one, please consider completing this to give honest feedback about your experiences. Find out more.

Quality of life can be about your emotions, social life, money, or physical wellbeing. Understanding the impact cancer has on your life will help improve our quality of care. You will receive a survey from NHS England either electronically or by post 18 months after your diagnosis. Please complete this if you can. It can also help you to identify and discuss your quality of life with your health and social care team. Find out more.

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