Introducing an MUO patient pathway

Status Active
Programme Innovation Time Awards
Partners Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Project Lead(s)

Dr Elaine Hampton

Dr Elaine Hampton

Macmillan GP, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Anna Mullard

Anna Mullard

Consultant Medical Oncologist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


I recognised that there was so much that could be done to improve the experience and outcomes for patients with Malignancy of Unknown Origin. This helped to create my vision of good, timely and compassionate care for all patients presenting with MUO

Dr Elaine Hampton ― Macmillan GP Facilitator

This project will implement a Malignancy of Unknown Origin (MUO) pathway that is equitable with other site specific pathways across each of the three District General Hospital sites in Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

The new service will allow for timely investigation and follow up of patients by a team with the experience and knowledge of MUO. The patient if they wish, and are well enough can remain at home with the confidence that they are cared for.

The service will also minimise the need for GPs and other non-specialist secondary services to be involved and thus reduce the risk of delay in patients receiving the appropriate care.

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