Guidance

Commissioning Cancer Services

This best practice document sets out key issues and questions that commissioners and cancer network teams will wish to take into consideration when assessing local health needs and reviewing services, developing their contract service specifications and monitoring performance.

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One of the commitments in Improving Outcomes - a Strategy for Cancer, published January 2011, to further develop the Cancer Commissioning Guidance. Commissioning Cancer Services is a transitional update to the Cancer Commissioning Guidance to support the commissioning of cancer services across the NHS.

This best practice document sets out key issues and questions that commissioners and cancer network teams will wish to take into consideration when assessing local health needs and reviewing services, developing their contract service specifications and monitoring performance.

Commissioning Cancer Services should be read alongside the Cancer Commissioning Toolkit.