Cancer Transitions Programme

Barts Health Trust offers a unique exercise and education programme for people who have completed their cancer treatment within Barts Health NHS Trust.

The programme aims to provide you with information and practical guidance on:

  • how to adjust and find a “new normality” after the intensive cancer treatment in hospital
  • how to cope with negative feelings or issues you may have as a result of your diagnosis (e.g. worries, effects on relationships, body image)
  • how to make the most of your appointments with healthcare professionals
  • how to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating well and exercising regularly
  • how to take better control of your health and actively manage your life

The course runs over a six week period and includes weekly sessions of two and a half hours. It aslo includes a weekly exercise session of 45 minutes which is tailored towards your current fitness level. Groups are held at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Newham Hospital and Whipps Cross Hospital.

You will also have the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas with people in a similar situation, as well as to learn from experts in the field of cancer (i.e. Dietitians, Doctors, Physiotherapists and Psychologists).

If you are interested in taking part in the programme it is recommended that you attend all six sessions.

Should you wish to be accompanied by someone close to you, you are most welcome.

To find out more about this service, please contact us.

Who to contact

Name
Oncology Outpatient Physiotherapy Department Barts
Position
Educational Programme Specialist for Cancer Survivors
Telephone
020 346 55645
Email
OncologyPhysiotherapy.Outpatients@bartshealth.nhs.uk
Website
https://bartshealth.nhs.uk/cancer 

Where to go

Name of venue
St Bartholomew’s Hospital
Venue address
Kenton & Lucas Wing / Therapy Unit West Smithfield
London
Postcode
EC1A 7BE

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Wednesday / Thursday
Time of day
Afternoon
Session Information
13.30am - 4pm
Times and locations vary throughout the year

Other details

Who can use this service?
People who finished their acute cancer treatment and are in remission
Referral required?
Yes
Who can make a referral?
Self refferals are accepted
Referral and availability notes

Please contact the department for further information or to self refer.

Notes

The service is open to everyone who has recieved intervention from Barts Health NHS Trust (The Royal London Hospital, Mile End Hospital, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Newham University Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hospital).

Mental Health Services

What your service now offers?

The service provides regular exercise as well as peer support and expert advice. It also provides an introduction to mindfulness based relaxation.

The course is run as a six week intervention (once a week) and does not operate as a drop in service

 

Can service users refer themselves?
Yes
How to Access your service

Please call the numbers listed above for further information and referrals