PIf members, Macmillan Cancer Support has published new guidance for prehabilitation within the management and support of people with cancer.
Following a review in 2017 it was agreed prehabilitation should be incorporated into routine cancer care and there was a need to develop principles and guidance for health professionals.
Macmillan has developed the guidance in partnership with the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the National Institute for Health Research Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration.
Prehabilitation offers people with cancer and their care givers three main benefits: personal empowerment, physical and psychological resilience and long-term health.
It enables people with cancer to prepare for treatment through promoting healthy behaviours and through needs-based prescribing of exercise, nutrition and psychological interventions.