The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a new sarcoma quality standard, covering the diagnosis, treatment, support and follow-up of sarcoma in children, young people and adults in England.
Sarcoma UK provided input during the development of the quality standard. Lindsey Bennister, Chief Executive said, “We welcome the introduction of this quality standard for sarcoma. A key focus of the standard is on ensuring that people with sarcoma are treated by healthcare professionals with experience and expertise in treating sarcoma. We know that this is still a significant problem for many patients and we hope that this new quality standard will bring about the change needed to ensure that all sarcoma patients reach appropriate sarcoma specialist services.”
Quality Performance Indicators for sarcoma in Scotland were launched in 2014. www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/