The RCoA proposed that care pathways designed around the individual needs of the complex surgical patient and delivered by a multi-disciplinary perioperative care team would mean that patients should receive the most appropriate care possible.
The new services provide community pharmacists with the opportunity to strengthen their role in medicines optimisation, enabling you to become more involved in significant stages of the patient care pathway.
The theme of the conference was "Personal Health--Intelligent solutions to serve empowered patients" or, in other words, "the active participation of the citizen in his or her health and care pathway with the interactive use of Information and Communication Technology.
The care pathway for localized prostate cancer is characterized by a sequence of events extending from suspicion of disease due to an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and/or abnormal examination, to completion of definitive therapy and follow-up or surveillance.
The authors, Dominic McSherry, Kerrylee Weatherall, Emma Larkin, Montse Fargas Malet and Greg Kelly, examine the children's care pathway patterns from 2000 to 2004 and identify the background factors that have influenced their specific care pathway.