Views of health professionals on the role of primary care in the follow-up of men with prostate cancer

Eila Watson , Rosaleen O'Brien, Christine Campbell , David Weller , Richard Neal , Clare Wilkinson , Peter Rose

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Abstract

Follow-up care for prostate cancer has traditionally been led by secondary care in hospital out-patient clinics. As the number of men with prostate cancer increases and secondary care resources face pressure, alternative follow-up models are being sought. Current National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance recommends follow-up outside the hospital setting for patients who are stable 2 years following radical treatment and for those undergoing ‘watchful waiting’. The aim of this study was to describe current practice in a sample of relevant health care professionals and to seek their views on the role of primary care in prostate cancer follow-up.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-654
Number of pages8
JournalFamily Practice
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • prostate
  • cancer
  • practitioners
  • qualitative study
  • primary care

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    Watson , E., O'Brien, R., Campbell , C., Weller , D., Neal , R., Wilkinson , C., & Rose , P. (2011). Views of health professionals on the role of primary care in the follow-up of men with prostate cancer. Family Practice, 28(6), 647-654. https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmr034