"I am glad that taking part in a trial might help others on their own cancer journey.”
A study comparing 2 types of support for people with cancer who want to continue working or return to work (REJOIN)
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This study looked at specialist one to one support for people with cancer who would like to work.
More about this trial
- plan and deliver a new support package
- train relevant members of the health care team to provide extra support
- find out if people want to take part in a study looking at this sort of support
Summary of results
- 30 people had standard care
- 30 people had REJOIN support
People in the standard care group had support which included information on work and cancer from Macmillan Cancer Support.
People in the REJOIN group had a programme of support developed by the research team. It had several steps to make it easier for health care professionals to help people who want to go back to work.
- functional capacity – problems with things like fatigue, memory or physical ability
- psychosocial issues – issue with confidence, relationships at work or coping with emotional situations
- physical space – modifications to furniture, tools or other aspects of the workplace
- work – possible need to change hours or level of responsibility
- employers – helping people negotiate changes, and helping employers understand what people need when returning to work after cancer treatment
- legal advice – help with legal issues and providing contacts for more support if necessary
- changing jobs – helping people leave their job, or move to another job, if that is better for them
How to join a clinical trial
Dr Gail Eva
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
NIHR Fellowships Programme
University College London (UCL)