Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist (Urology Cancer)
Chelsea Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Biography: Teresa’s role is in delivering and maintaining high standards of care to patients with suspected and diagnosed urological cancer. This includes providing holistic care for patients undergoing investigation, treatment along their entire patient pathway and coordinating the care of patients diagnosed with urological cancer to ensure prompt treatment in line with cancer targets. She works to ensure efficient pathway management according to cancer targets, as well as promoting and maintaining effective communication with the multi-disciplinary team, patient, and carers. At present, Teresa is predominantly running the RAPID pathway for suspected prostate cancer.
Horizon Fellowship project summary: The aim of the project is finding an application solution for providing prostate cancer patients with open access follow up with no administration support (e.g. artificial intelligence). This will include looking at the current market for solutions and comparing suitability for the Trust. Teresa will also look at the opportunity to develop new application. The project will ultimately aim to provide more personalised care for prostate cancer patients, empower them to have more control of their care and work toward a normal lifestyle – living with cancer.
Estimated number of patients / staff impacted by the project: 50-100
Goal(s) for time on the Horizon Fellowship programme: That patients will be able to start using the service within a year.