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Everyone should receive the care and support they need after a stem cell transplant, for as long as necessary and no matter where they live – but evidence shows that this is not always the case. 

Our report, ‘A pathway for post-transplant care’, aims to help address this problem by describing the services and support packages that are central to patients’ recovery.

The post-transplant care pathway was developed in collaboration with an Expert Steering Group, consisting of leading healthcare professionals, local NHS representatives and patients.

Fiona Dignan

'As survival rates continue to increase and more people than ever before live with late-effects, high-quality post-transplant care will only become more important.'

Dr Fiona Dignan, Consultant Haematologist and Chair of the Expert Steering Group

Ruth Beaman

'We’ve worked hard to ensure that the post-transplant care pathway truly reflects patients’ needs. Now is the time for action and I urge everyone to play their part in implementing the report’s recommendations.'

Ruth Beaman, Patient Representative and Vice-Chair of the Expert Steering Group

 

Recommendations

Together, the Expert Steering Group and Anthony Nolan recommend that:

graphic symbolAt a national level... NHS England should publicly set out the steps it will take to ensure that patients have equal access to services that reflect their needs. Leaders in the Devolved Nations should also use the pathway to support the development of their services. 

graphic symbolAt a local level... all those involved in planning, paying for and providing post-transplant care should review how the pathway could be used to improve and ensure the sustainability of services in their area.
 

graphic symbolAnthony Nolan... should publish an action plan by the end of 2019/20 setting out the steps it will take, in collaboration with partners, to support the implementation of the pathway across the UK. This includes ensuring that patients and their families have access to the support they need. 

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the report in more detail, we’d love to hear from you. Fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

If you’re a patient or family member who needs support, you can find out how to get in touch with our dedicated Patient Services team here.