Evidence shows that many cancer survivors have unmet needs, particularly at the end of treatment. We have developed a bespoke End of Treatment Clinic for young people and their network to provide an opportunity for reflection on what they have been through, living with uncertainty, and moving forward. 


  • Invites sent to young people approaching, or at the end, of treatment
  • Clinics held at six monthly intervals
  • Powerpoint presentation delivered by the Lead Oncology Support Specialist
  • The TYA Team attend to support and contribute
  • Content of the presentation and supporting handouts distributed
  • Opportunity for peer support at the end of the Clinic
  • Takeaway pizza provided.


  • Four End of Treatment Clinics have taken place.
  • Twenty five young people have attended accompanied by thirty one network members.
  • Positive feedback has been received about the content of the Clinic.


  • We request feedback at every Clinic and review the Clinics annually.
  • The ‘social’ part of the evening, including pizza, is invaluable for young people and the network members to continue to reflect on, and explore, what they have heard.
  • Attending this Clinic does not necessarily mean the end of support being offered to the young person and may increase the need for further 1:1 and peer support.
  • We are exploring inviting young people receiving treatment elsewhere where we know there is not a similar Clinic on offer.
  • We are exploring with other TYA designated hospitals in the South West whether delivery of these Clinics can be replicated in these hospitals.


Lorraine Beddard (Teenage Cancer Trust Teenager and Young Adult Clinical Liaison Nurse) and Richard Nobes (CLIC Sargent Young Person’s Social Worker)

Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exeter