An HNA ensures that people’s physical, practical, emotional, spiritual and social needs are met in a timely and appropriate way, and that resources are targeted to those who need them most
What is a holistic needs assessment?
An HNA is a simple questionnaire that is completed by a person affected by cancer. It allows them to highlight the most important issues to them at that time, and this can inform the development of a care and support plan with their nurse or key worker. The questionnaire can be completed on paper, or electronically. An HNA is also sometimes referred to as a concerns checklist.
An HNA may be offered around the time of a cancer diagnosis. It will probably be carried out by your key worker.
If you have a cancer diagnosis and haven’t been offered an HNA, please ask your key worker about this.
Please click on link below for an example of an HNA:
HNA Concerns checklist
Alternatively if you do not wish to have a full HNA, and have concerns that you would like information on, please click on the links below
This page last reviewed 19/06/2023