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1 Parity of Esteem Psychological impact of cancer Dr Tony Branson – SCN Medical Director, Cancer

2 Psychological impact of cancer Cancer can cause mental illness Cancer can exacerbate mental illness People with mental illness get cancer Mental illness causes cancer

3 Psychological impact of cancer  At diagnosis – around 50% have depression/anxiety severe enough to impact negatively on their daily lives.  About 25% continue to experience distress during the following 6 months  > year post diagnosis, around 10-15% of patients experience symptoms severe enough to warrant intervention by Level 4 practitioners.  Up to x 2 more likely to commit suicide  < 10% detected by hospital staff  If undetected = untreated = could progress / entrenched

4 Prevalence, associations, and adequacy of treatment of major depression in patients with cancer: a cross-sectional analysis of routinely collected clinical data Jane Walker PhD a †, Christian Holm Hansen PhD c †, Paul Martin MSc b, Stefan Symeonides PhD d, Ravi Ramessur BMBCh a, Prof Gordon Murray PhD e, Prof Michael Sharpe MD a The Lancet 28 August 2014 Jane Walkera† Christian Holm Hansenc†Paul MartinbStefan Symeonides dRavi RamessuraGordon MurrayeMichael Sharpea

5 Prevalence, associations, and adequacy of treatment of major depression in patients with cancer pts –prevalence of major depression Lung cancer13.1% Gynae cancer10.9% Breast cancer 9.3% Colorectal cancer 7.0% GU cancer 5.6%

6 Prevalence, associations, and adequacy of treatment of major depression in patients with cancer 73% of patients with major depression were not receiving potentially effective treatment

7 Integrated collaborative care for comorbid major depression in patients with cancer (SMaRT Oncology-2): a multicentre randomised controlled effectiveness trial Prof Michael Sharpe MD a †, Jane Walker PhD a †, Christian Holm Hansen PhD b, Paul Martin MSc c, Stefan Symeonides PhD d, Prof Charlie Gourley PhD d, Lucy Wall MD d, Prof David Weller PhD e, Prof Gordon Murray PhD e, for the SMaRT (Symptom Management Research Trials) Oncology-2 Team The Lancet 28 August 2014Michael Sharpea† Jane Walkera†Christian Holm HansenbPaul MartincStefan SymeonidesdCharlie GourleydLucy WalldDavid WellereGordon Murraye

8 Integrated collaborative care for comorbid major depression in patients with cancer Randomised trial of an integrated treatment programme for major depression in cancer patients pts randomised Depression care253 Usual care247

9 Integrated collaborative care for comorbid major depression in patients with cancer Results Response (≥50% reduction in symptom checklist depression score at 24 weeks) Usual care17% Depression care62% p=0.0001

10 Psychological impact of cancer Management of Cancer should include assessment of psychological state Management of psychological conditions may be an important part of Cancer treatment Patients with mental illness should have as good treatment as anyone else but it may need to be different.

11 Network approach Network developed strategy in 2005 to achieve the outcomes Lead by Psychology Group – With NSSG’s – Cancer Nurses – Third Sector – Palliatives care Group Upskilling current workforce and recruitment to specialised posts

12 NICE guidance – There are four key levels of psychological support: Level 1: Effective information giving, compassionate communication and general psychological support; Level 2: Psychological interventions, such as anxiety management, problem solving; Level 3: Counselling, theoretically driven psychological interventions, such as cognitive behavioural therapy and solution focused therapy; and Level 4: Specialist psychological and psychiatric interventions.

13 Education and Training Sage and Thyme – Communication skills training Holistic Needs Assessment – At 4 key stages Advanced Communication Skills training – For all MDT members Psychological Screening and basic Psychological techniques – Regionally agreed training for specific MDT members Intermediate Cognitive Therapy Skills

14 Survivivorship Living with and beyond cancer 1.8 million increasing to 3 million the projected increase in cancer survivors by % of survivors express a fear of their cancer recurring

15 Corner stones of an effective cancer survivorship programme 1.Assessment 2.Information 3.Supported self-management 4.‘Open door’ access to clinical team 5.Automated booking of surveillance tests 6.Specialist clinics for treatment side effects 7.Promotion of health and well-being

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