Journal articlesImproving management of radiotherapy-induced skin reactions: a radiographer’s perspective

Improving management of radiotherapy-induced skin reactions: a radiographer’s perspective

27/09/16 | Service delivery | Samantha Bostock

This article describes how Gloucestershire Oncology Centre (GOC) improved patient care by focusing on the assessment and management of radiotherapy-induced skin reactions (RISR). After opening a satellite unit and treatment regimens changing, there was a noticeable rise in patients needing skin care advice after their radiotherapy treatment had ended. It became apparent that healthcare professionals (HCPs) in the community needed more information about treating RISR. This led to the GOC creating skin care tools and developing an education programme for HCPs and patients to bring treatment in line with national guidelines.