Author: Macmillan Cancer Support

Resource Type: Guidance & toolkit

Categories: Personalised care and support planning

Publishing body: Voluntary, community and social enterprise

Personalised care means people have choice and control over the way their care is planned and delivered. It’s based on what matters to them and their individual strengths and needs.

Making care personalised aims to support people with cancer make decisions about their care through identification of their concerns and goal setting facilitated by professionals/AHPs/Key workers.

People living with cancer also live with other long-term conditions which may impact on their holistic needs once they get a cancer diagnosis. A personalised approach to care and support planning, using a Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA), ensures people’s needs can be fully identified and appropriate support planned.

That’s why Macmillan Cancer Support is advocating for people living with cancer to receive an HNA and a Personalised Care and Support Plan (PCSP). It’s their individual guide through their cancer journey, from diagnosis onwards.

This is a guide for professionals providing holistic needs assessments, care and support planning.

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