The following Palliative Care studies are now recruiting in Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Principal Investigator: Dr Alpna Chauhan
Study Summary: At present providing information about patients prognosis by clinicians for patients with cancer, can be inaccurate.The aim of this study is to validate different models of measuring survival in an attempt to improve prognostication in advanced cancer care. This will be done by collecting data from the patient or their next of kin if they do not have capacity. If patients have capacity we will order a blood test. Two clinicians from palliative care involved in their care, will also be asked what they consider to be the patients prognosis.(A Dr & nurse). The patient will be consented & then complete questionnaires at one time point. They will be asked for permission to be followed up by for 12 weeks and to be flagged with the health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) so follow-up can be completed.
The study will run for 2 years.