Updating you about challenges and developments in relation to SACT
- Explore the practicalities of delivering SACT and supportive medicines straight to patients' doors
- Working collaboratively with subsidiary pharmacies to set up a home delivery service
- The case for continuing with drug home delivery post COVID-19
- Empowering patients and driving forward self-administration for cancer patients
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|1 hour video | Filmed on Tuesday 6th October 2020 | featuring:|
SACT Drug Home Delivery and Self Administration
Abigail Orchard, Lead Cancer Nurse and Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Acute Oncology and Mr. Andrew W Harris, Superintendent Pharmacist, Fortuneswell Pharmacy, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
First-hand speaker experience
Abigail has been the lead cancer nurse and ANP in acute oncology at Dorset County hospital for the last 9 years. She led on the setting up of the acute oncology service at the hospital in 2011. Prior to her current role, she was the lead chemotherapy nurse at Dorset Cancer Centre for over 10 years and has been involved with all aspects of SACT service delivery. She is actively involved in nurse education within the clinical setting and at regional education events.
Abigail is the chair of the Wessex Alliance chemotherapy forum and also has an active role in the acute oncology forum.
As well as acute oncology nursing, Abigail delivers two chemotherapy review clinics and assesses patients receiving cytotoxic, targeted and immunotherapy treatments.
She is a non-medical prescriber and uses these skills on a daily basis to prescribe SACT as well as supportive medicines.
Abigail led on the initiation of a small out of hospital SACT delivery service in rural West Dorset which was positively received by the patients that used the service but struggled with staffing.