The All.Can UK group, a multi-stakeholder initiative involving patient groups (including Action Kidney Cancer) and industry experts, and has been fully funded by the All.Can UK funding partners: Bristol Myers Squibb (primary sponsor) and MSD (supporting sponsor).
All.Can UK have published a new article on the Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) website about the psychosocial wellbeing of people living with and beyond cancer.
The article explores some of the hurdles that remain in ensuring access to services that support the psychosocial wellbeing of people living with and beyond cancer. In particular, it looks at the ‘conceptual separation’ that exists between physical and mental health.
The article highlights how different budgets, payment systems and contracting arrangements for cancer and psychological support services often lead to a lack of any consistent approach to the commissioning of support services, with regional variation in the support on offer and some areas having none at all. It also sets out the steps that All.Can UK are taking to improve commissioning of these vital services.