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Healthcare at Home provides a straightforward system for cancer patients and their referring consultants

29th September 2020

In our latest blog, Dr Ashraf Azzabi, who is a referring consultant, describes his experience of working with Healthcare at Home and explains how the service has enabled him to ensure patients receive treatment, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I’ve found working with Healthcare at Home extremely efficient with a very straightforward system to use that I’ve been very impressed with. The streamlined processes are easy to work with and don’t add to my workload which allows me more time for my patients.

I switched to Healthcare at Home from another provider during the COVID-19 pandemic as I had a patient who needed to have treatment at home, but the other provider couldn’t continue.

Thanks to the weekly availability spreadsheet I was able to check if there would be capacity ahead of starting another patient on treatment. It’s really useful to receive this weekly update detailing nurse availability by postcode. Continuity of care is a big factor in cancer treatment and patients prefer to have the same nurses treating them so they don’t need to build a rapport with a new person every time.

“Healthcare at Home’s streamlined processes are easy to work with and don’t add to my workload which allows me more time for my patients.”

Having treatment at home means patients don’t need to spend time travelling or finding a parking space and don’t have to plan their lives to the same extent they would if they came to hospital. It is hugely convenient and in the COVID-19 era it helps them reduce exposure to other people.

Find out more
To contact one of our Consultant Engagement Managers and find out more about how we can support you to offer your patients a choice of cancer treatment at home, please email cancerservices@hah.co.uk

Dr Ashraf Azzabi
Consultant medical oncologist

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