The nurse-led prostate surveillance telephone clinic
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Your specialist urology nurse Team is:
• Emelda Moos
• Laura Miles
• Alex Jones
• Reena Kakodkar
• Contact details ; 01908 996901 (answerphone)
• Working hours: 8:30 – 16:00
The aim of this leaflet is to answer any questions you may have about the nurse led prostate surveillance clinic. If you have any further questions or concerns, please speak to a doctor or nurse caring for you. Your consultant has referred you to a telephone clinic to continue to monitor your prostate condition. This clinic is run by urologyoncology nurse specialist. It is for patients whose prostate disease is considered by their consultant to be stable enough to be monitored without an outpatient clinic appointment, or patients for whom travelling to an from hospital is inconvenient.
The telephone clinic allows for regular monitoring of your condition with efficient communication with your consultant, allowing for a prompt referral for a face to face consultation with your consultant, referral to another specialist or the organisation of additional investigations if required.
Patients that are referred to this service either:
• Have received treatment for prostate cancer
• Are currently on treatment (e.g. hormone therapy)
• Are under surveillance for prostate cancer
• Are under surveillance of symptoms following benign biopsy results
Benefits for you:
• Continuity of care
• Convenient as you are phoned at home
• No need to travel to hospital
Before your appointment
About a month before your telephone clinic appointment you will received a letter with your appointment date and time and a blood form. You will need to have your blood taken at your GP practice two weeks before your appointment. This will allow time for your blood sample results to be ready for when the nurse phone you at home on your allocated date and time.
During you appointment
You will be given your PSA blood result and asked about any urinary symptoms. The team of urology nurses works closely with your consultant and any concerns raised during your telephone appointment are discussed with them and if necessary appropriate referrals/investigations are made. Your GP is also informed in writing of the outcome of each of your telephone clinic appointments.
We appreciate any feedback. If you need advice or are concerned about any aspect of care or treatment please speak to a member of the urology team.