Around 625,000 people experience long term consequences following their cancer treatment.

Some of these are complex and highly debilitating and may benefit from expert advice from a range of specialities that you may not have access to at a local level.

Macmillan, in partnership with the Christie, is testing the Macmillan vMDT platform to facilitate access to expert advice for your patients’ complex or severe chronic symptoms following cancer treatment.

It’s a secure online forum providing quick and easy access to multi-specialist advice, such as opinions from cardiologists and gastroenterologists.

Referrals to the vMDT can come from anywhere in the UK and will receive a response within two to four weeks, helping shared decision making regarding future care.

You select which advice to follow and maintain responsibility for your patient throughout.

The aim is to improve the outcomes and quality of life for people experiencing complex issues.

Who can be referred? We’ll accept referrals from UK-registered healthcare professionals on behalf of patients experiencing complex or severe chronic symptoms following cancer treatment. These ongoing problems can be as a result of any cancer type or treatment type, however long ago active treatment ended. Healthcare professionals can also refer complex patients they have already supported, if seeking a second opinion or further support.

Please note that the vMDT is not suitable for people experiencing emergency problems or who need a quick response.

For more information, please see www.macmillan.org.uk/vmdt or contact [email protected]

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