TCAT - Transforming Care after Treatment


Transforming Care After Treatment

Regional Clinical Lead: Jackie Rodger

Regional Project Manager: Julie Gowans

Transforming Care after Treatment (TCAT) is a national programme involving Macmillan, Scottish Government, Health Boards, Regional Cancer Networks and Local Authorities. The aim of the programme is to improve aftercare for people who have completed their cancer treatment utilising aspects of the Macmillan Recovery Package, which includes Holistic Needs Assessments, Care Planning, Treatment Summaries and Health and Wellbeing Events.

Across Scotland 25 local pilot projects were supported during Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the programme, including four in the North of Scotland which were:

  • Implementing the Recovery Package in Colorectal, Prostate and Head & Neck Cancer in Tayside (Phase 1)
  • My Cancer Portal in Highland (Phase 1)
  • Late Effects of Pelvic Radiotherapy in Tayside (Phase 2)
  • Looking Forward in the Western Isles (Phase 2)

Macmillan have now provided Phase 3 funding to each of the regions; this will be used to spread the learning from the Phase 1 and 2 projects.


Useful links and documents



Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action Scottish Government, 2016

Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2015/16 Scottish Government, 2016