Table 1

Summary of documentary analysis findings

Trust ATrust BTrust C
Type of hospital/trustDistrict general hospitalTertiary centreDistrict general hospital
No. of patients with new mesothelioma15–20 per year30–40 per year15–20 per year
Clinical teamLung cancer MDT:
respiratory, oncology, thoracic, palliative, radiology, pathology, lung cancer CNS
Lung cancer MDT and regional mesothelioma MDT:
pleural/respiratory, oncology, thoracic, palliative, radiology, pathology, lung cancer CNS, mesothelioma specialist nurse
Lung cancer MDT:
respiratory, oncology, thoracic, lung cancer CNS, pleural nurse
PathwayOncology led
6–8 weekly follow-up
If treatment discontinued referral to community/palliative care
Respiratory led
2–3 monthly follow-up depending on symptom control
Oncology led
Monthly follow-up
If treatment discontinued referral to community/palliative care
Information pack contentsPatient information leaflet (lung cancer),
Understanding mesothelioma
Asbestos disease charity support
Team contact details
Patient information leaflet (lung cancer/mesothelioma)
Understanding mesothelioma Mesothelioma UK leaflet
Asbestos disease charity support
Research Trial information Benefits and entitlements
Support group information
Team contact details
Understanding mesothelioma, Symptom management leaflets Asbestos disease support charity
Local support group leaflet
Benefits and entitlements
Support group information
Team contact details
  • CNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist; MDT, multi-disciplinary team.