Teenage Cancer Trust

03 November 2021 10:05 - 10:30

The teenage cancer trust (TCT) was launched in 1990s following a report highlighting unmet needs in the adolescent cancer patient. Since then TCT has worked to create world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.

There are now 28 specialist units within NHS hospitals designed to promote delivery of age appropriate care. TCT fund specialist roles including, nurse consultants, clinical nurse specialists, advanced nurse practitioners and youth support workers.

With the support of patient voice, this presentation will outline some of the fantastic work TCT do nationwide and locally at UCLH. Demonstrating the role TCT play in ambulatory care and how they support patients throughout treatment and beyond.

Lauren Birkett, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, UCLH – University College London Hospital