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Consultation on specialist palliative care measures

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The Manual for Cancer Services is an integral part of the NHS Cancer Plan and modernisation of cancer services. A draft version of the Specialist…

The Manual for Cancer Services is an integral part of the NHS Cancer Plan and modernisation of cancer services.

A draft version of the Specialist Palliative Care Measures for inclusion in the Manual for Cancer Services is being issued today for a 12 week consultation period. These measures reflect  recommendations from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Improving Supportive and Palliative Care for Adults with Cancer.

The purpose of this consultation is to invite comments on the contents of the draft measures, for example:

  • Is the wording of each quality measure sufficiently clear? Are there instances where there is some ambiguity as to what is required?
  • What additional, if any, supplementary guidance on the quality measures is required?
  • Are there any important gaps?

For more information see: Manual for Cancer Services: specialist palliative care measures