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- Late effects
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- CAR-T and other scientific developments
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- Clinical nurse specialists
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- Clinical psychologists
- Allied healthcare professionals.
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Late Effects Practice Guidelines
The Late Effects Practice Guidelines (LEPG) have been created for transplant and non-transplant healthcare professionals.
- These guidelines have been developed by a working group and advisory group of transplant healthcare professionals, GPs and patient representatives, following research on current practice and need.
- They apply to both autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplants unless otherwise stated.
Patient-reported changes in cognition after stem cell transplant (SCT) is common but there is limited understanding by transplant healthcare professionals or research into the management of symptoms.
The LEPG working group acknowledges that the guidelines are limited but see this as a first step to encouraging discussion with patients and documenting interventions.
There are plans for further research into the use of an appropriate cognition tool.
- Discuss the potential effects of SCT treatment on cognition as early as possible, ideally pre-transplant.
- Consider using a cognition screening tool for baseline assessment.
- Routinely discuss/re-assess at 6 months, 1 year and annually at a minimum.
- Provide information on the effects of stem cell transplant on cognition and advise on intervention and strategies that will improve symptoms.
- Plan and document the interventions and strategies that will help the improvement and management of cognition.
- Consider the effects of fatigue, mental wellbeing and lifestyle on cognition.
- Consider referral to a cognitive rehabilitation service (if available), occupational therapist or neuropsychologist.
- Information & strategies - How Stem Cell Transplant Can Affect Your Memory & Cognition is available as a webpage, a PDF to share or print, or as a free booklet
- Video - NHSGGC: Attention & Memory Changes After Cancer Treatment
- Further information - on managing fatigue and mental health after stem cell transplant
What is a recovery summary?
An Anthony Nolan recovery summary can be used to summarise a patient's recovery after transplant.
We recommend that this begins at six months post-transplant and is repeated at one year. It can then be used annually and can be used to follow up late effects of treatment.
As well as assessing physical recovery, a recovery summary will promote a holistic assessment, encouraging conversations around mental wellbeing, relationships, sexual health, finance and work.
If you are completing a recovery summary...
We know that each transplant centre will do things differently, so the recovery summaries can be used as a template.
You can download the recovery summary as a PDF and edit it onscreen. Or you can print it out and complete it by hand.
This recovery summary has been developed using well established international guidelines for caring for post-transplant patients. They have been user tested by patients and peer reviewed by transplant specialists.
- Recovery Summary: 6 Months (editable PDF)
- Recovery Summary: 6 Months (to print)
- Recovery Summary: Annual (editable PDF)
- Recovery Summary: Annual (to print)
The guidelines will be continuously updates over time. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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