This piece starts with some words from patients; prehabilitation is “a set of actions that can be taken in advance of treatment to ease your passage through cancer”. This vital talk explains how prehabilitation can leave cancer patients feeling personally empowered and ready to live well. Living is one thing, how do we get people to enjoy ‘living well’? Further to this how do we do that in such a way that respects patient decisions and life choices? How can we get to a position where exercise, nutrition and psychological support are integral to a cancer diagnosis?
Ideally prehabilitation gets to a point where all patients feel like the ones quoted in this talk; “It’s a win win situation […] do that and you’ll be healthier”.
Presented by June Davis; June has 22 years of experience working in the NHS as a Dietician, service and professional lead, general manager for a number of service areas within the acute setting and senior project lead for several large scale change projects across London; 10 years experience working as Head of Therapies for large acute Trusts. She is also a Director of Allied Health Solutions, Allied Health Professions Advisor (part time) for Macmillan Cancer Support and a professional advisor to the Care Quality Commission.