The UKONS Telephone Triage Tool Kit outlines a clear symptom based, RAG rated ( RED, AMBER, GREEN) risk assessment process. It is used for telephone triage of patients who:
- have received or are receiving systemic anticancer therapy
- have received any other type of anticancer treatment, including radiotherapy and bone marrow graft/transplant
- may be suffering from disease-/treatment-related immunosuppression.
The UKONS tool is evidence based and has been piloted and evaluated positively. It can be used by almost all, regardless of skill level or experience, and identifies patients at risk and advises action according to the level of risk.