Nutrition innovation in cancer project
Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) dietetics department in collaboration with the Macmillan Partnership Programme Nottinghamshire and CAS directorate are leading a programme of innovation in the delivery of nutritional care to cancer patients. The two year fixed term programme aims to develop a stratified service delivery plan for the nutritional care of cancer patients attending NUH. It will consider innovative systems; resources and staff training to increase patient and carer access to evidence based nutritional care, self-management tools, delivering a landscape of proactive nutritional care.
The project has been put together to try and address improvements in the quality and availability of nutritional care to cancer patients while supporting efficiencies to address increasing demand and financial pressures. The project aims to use technologies to increase early access to evidence based nutritional information, optimise how we measure effectiveness of dietetic interventions and support the delivery of nutritional care that meets the needs of the cancer patient and their carers.
The project post will work across 3 main themes: Patient and carer information and services; staff education and training and measuring clinical effectiveness (outcomes). The project will work in partnership with patient and carer representatives or groups to establish their needs and aspirations. It will provide the opportunity for engagement from a wide range of professions and specialists in patient facing roles to ensure that services are joined up and meet staffing needs as well.