Patient Guide to Brain Tumour Treatment and Services
In our Defeating Brain Tumours strategy, we pledged to improve life today for people affected by helping them better navigate the system and ensure equal access to the best treatment and care.
Improving life today for people living with a brain tumour
Our Patient Guide will better inform those affected about the treatment and care they should expect and empower them to feel more confident when having conversations with their medical team.
We're pleased to be launching our Patient Guide which will help them do just that.
We know that, following a brain tumour diagnosis, dealing with the NHS and other agencies can be a new and sometimes intimidating experience. We believe everyone affected, regardless of their age, postcode or tumour type should have access to the best treatment, care and information, but are aware this isn't always the case.
Through working with healthcare professionals, patients and carers, we've developed our patient pathway which outlines the standards of care we believe all adults diagnosed with a brain tumour should expect from the NHS. It also includes information on investigations, clinical trials and research opportunities that are not currently routinely offered to all patients, but we believe should be. By having this information, we hope that patients and families will feel empowered to ask about these opportunities, influencing how services are improved over the long term and allowing individuals to access them in the short-term.
People living with a brain tumour can use this guide to feel better informed during their treatment and care, know who and what to ask and feel confident when discussing options with their medical team.
Our Patient Guide will help us reach our goal of halving the harm that brain tumours have on quality of life, sooner.