Launch of the Fife Improving the Cancer Journey

Publised date : 15 Jan 2019

That the Parliament welcomes the launch of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Improving the Cancer Journey programme (ICJ) in Fife; notes that Macmillan and Fife Health and Social Care Partnership have invested £1.1 million into this service; commends the commitment that every newly-diagnosed person in Fife with cancer will be offered a meeting with a dedicated one-to-one support worker, at which they can talk about how they feel, get help with money and housing worries or help at home and whatever else matters to them; understands that, although people diagnosed with cancer are living longer, they are often living with long-term effects of treatment or other health conditions that can impact their wellbeing, health and independence; notes that the support workers are able to offer a wide range of support, signposting to a range of partners working together, depending on the concerns that they have raised; considers that ICJ is service, which places people at the centre of their care and support, and congratulates Macmillan and Fife Health and Social Care Partnership on rolling out this service.


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