Project Name: Leeds Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust NETS Service development joint working Project with Novartis UK. Project period: 25 months
Joint working project summary: The aim of the LTHT / Novartis joint working project will be to deliver an improved NETs service able to provide better patient care and outcomes for NETs patients across West Yorkshire, through the following measures • Formalisation of the neuroendocrine tumour network across West Yorkshire. • Improvement in the quality of service provided for patients with neuroendocrine tumours by the development of different clinical management models such as nurse led follow-up and remote long term surveillance (both in and outside hospital ) with the aim of increasing patient service satisfaction. • To improve access to innovative medicines and treatment for NETs patients in the region. • Manage the development project so that it achieves its deliverables on time and secure long term funding for the NETs Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).
Expected patient outcomes for this project: Stratification of patients into new models of care e.g. Nurse led clinic and key worker support, will reduce patient waits and increase support provided and deliver more appropriate patient management. Measured by improvement in patient satisfaction with the service provided. An established NETs database and referral guidelines with improved network links will ensure all appropriate patients are referred and captured to provide equity of quality NETS care for all NETs patients across the region.