Head and neck (CSGHN)
Service guidance on improving outcomes in head and neck cancers
NICE has issued guidance on the organisation of healthcare for adults with head and neck cancers. The guidance recommends which healthcare professionals should be involved in treatment and care, and the types of hospital or cancer centre that are best suited to provide that healthcare.
The key recommendations are:
- Cancer networks should decide which hospitals will diagnose, treat and care for patients
- Multidisciplinary teams should be responsible for every patient
- Clear systems should be in place for patients to be seen quickly by specialists
- Support services should be available to all patients who need them
- Local support teams should provide long-term support in the community
- Information should be collected
- More research should be done
This page was last updated: 30 March 2010
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The summary of the key recommendations in the guidance written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
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