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The challenge

  • Our client wanted to deliver and evaluate a pilot home infusion service for advanced melanoma patients
  • If successful, the aim was to develop a full service accessible to all eligible patients receiving treatment on the NHS
  • Our challenge was to provide a service supporting the NHS to manage demand, capacity and improve the patient experience

Our approach

  • We provided a pilot home infusion service utilising the experience of our established homecare team
  • Patients received 4 home infusions as part of the evaluation, with an initial infusion administered in the hospital
  • Data was collected by Ashfield nurses, evaluated by a third party provider and returned to our client for analysis

The outcome

  • 100% of doses planned to be administered at home were achieved, 100% of visits were completed according to the schedule and 95% of visits were completed within the appointment time
  • Very high level of patient and hospital staff satisfaction, particularly with the convenience of the service
  • The evaluation (and subsequent decision to continue the service) is ongoing
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A key benefit has been patient satisfaction with less rigid treatment times. It's taken the pressure off the day case clinic and allows me to focus on the really sick patients.

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