Developing a quality standard for lung cancer care
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is in the process of developing a number of ‘quality standards’ – concise statements of what defines high-quality, cost-effective patient care in the treatment and prevention of various diseases and conditions. Development of the lung cancer quality standard is underway, and the UKLCC believes it is crucial to get this right in order to ensure that lung cancer patients across the country receive the highest standard of treatment and care.
The UKLCC has therefore published its own quality standard – a set of 20 quality statements setting out what UKLCC professionals believe constitutes best practice. The standard covers the whole patient pathway, from awareness raising and support at diagnosis stage, right through to the quality and accessibility of clinical treatment.