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|16 Oct 2017, 3:21 p.m.||Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells||Siobhain McDonagh|
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of psychological support on offer to stem cell transplant patients after they leave hospital.
Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)
No particular assessment has been undertaken regarding access to psychological support for stem cell transplant patients. However, NHS England’s work in supporting the roll out of the Recovery Package for cancer, patients including those who received Blood and Marrow Transplants, helps ensure patients have more personal care and support from the point they are diagnosed and once treatment ends.
For patients this means working with their care team to develop a comprehensive plan outlining not only their physical needs, but also other support they may need, such as help at home or financial advice. By 2020 NHS England wants all cancer patients to have access to the Recovery Package and is committed to implementing this in collaboration with charities, professionals and patients themselves.