Oral, intravenous, subcutaneous and intramuscular SACT administration for adult patients training booklet for Nursing staff.
This passport was initiated by London’s lead cancer nurses, led by Catherine Oakley, Chemotherapy Nurse Consultant, from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust; in partnership with United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) and Capital Nurse.
Different training and assessment standards for roles in SACT across London, meant that training was often inconsistent and valuable time and money was spent retraining nurses.
This exciting passport is a first for a nursing specialism in London. The potential benefits are substantial. The passport will ensure SACT training is consistent, up-to-date and will standardise knowledge and best practice across London, as well as giving nurses a professional confidence boost and greater job satisfaction.
Once nurses have their passport training they can then move freely between employers, without the need for any retraining, which may result in savings and could help reduce waiting times for patients to be treated. SACT treatments can be a very frightening time for patients, their families and friends. This passport will ensure that patients will benefit from high quality nursing care that is equally focused on safe drug delivery and supportive care – helping patients and their families manage both the psychological and the debilitating physical effects of SACT.
Flo Panel-Coates Chief Nurse, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Eamonn Sullivan Chief Nurse,The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dame Eileen Sills Chief Nurse, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust