The following are areas where we have noted excellent and innovative practice at CSEP accredited hospitals

  • Embedding frailty assessment into newly diagnosed patient clinics
  • Developing supportive self-care pathways and multidisciplinary clinics, giving patients more autonomy and building resilience
  • Providing access to specialists such as geriatrician, myeloma/haemato-oncology specific physiotherapist and occupational therapist

Below are links to articles healthcare professionals have shared with us about their service. If you want to find out more, or are interested in developing one of these areas at your hospital, please contact the CSEP team at csep@myeloma.org.uk

CSEP Shared Practice: Introducing home treatment with bortezomib (Velcade®)

The COVID-19 pandemic brought challenges to the delivery of care for haematology patients on an unprecedented level. Teams faced an urgent need to restructure ‘routine’ services to allow myeloma treatments to carry on as much as possible, while also reducing the risk to this particularly vulnerable group of patients.

CSEP best practice: How mobile cancer services improve the quality of life of myeloma patients

The management of myeloma has changed significantly in recent years as more drugs for myeloma and its symptoms have become available through the NHS. These recent advances mean more patients receiving a wide variety of treatment from chemotherapy and immunotherapy to bisphosphonates. Furthermore, many of these treatments are given continuously further increasing the number of…