Improving the care of head and neck cancer patients with collaborative dietetics and speech and language therapy intervention

NICE | April  2019 | Improving the care of head and neck cancer patients with collaborative dietetics and speech and language therapy intervention

NICE’s shared learning database highlights the work and benefits to patients of  a project at the University Hospital Birmingham NHSFT; where patients are being seen by Speech and Language Therapists and Dietitians whilst they have radiotherapy (plus or minus chemotherapy) to minimise the morbidity associated with oncology treatments to the head and neck.

The paper describes the individual and operational benefits of this clinical intervention, including reduced weight loss, and admissions to hospital as well as a shortened length of stay for patients who were admitted.   

Improving the care of head and neck cancer patients with collaborative dietetics and speech and language therapy intervention

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