The Community Cancer Navigators provide holistic support for people living with and beyond cancer. The support from the Navigators also extends to carers, family members or anyone living with or affected by cancer.
The Navigators can assist patients to access services within the hospital including liaising with the clinical nurse specialists and/or the lead nurse in the Cancer Community Support Team. This can provide a faster pathway for the patient to access clinical information and/or support.
Navigators are skilled in helping the patient to identify concerns or needs which are recorded in a holistic needs assessment (HNA). The Navigators provide a range of signposting and support with onward referrals as well as providing support across 4 key areas:
Physical – i.e. Clinical concerns are fed back to clinical staff to contact the patient or information sheets can be sent to the patient.
Practical – i.e. Support to help arrange transport to attend treatments, provide information on shopping services.
Emotional – i.e. Provide a listening ear, refer to counselling, clinical psychology or Macmillan Hope courses.
Financial – i.e. Support to access benefits or Macmillan Grants.
The Community Cancer Navigators are working with professionals in the South Sefton Primary Care Networks and a wider team of Macmillan professionals from Aintree Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) to help provide anyone living with or affected by cancer to get the right support.
Community Cancer Navigator Project Coordinator
Phone: 07593 440654