Improving outcomes in haemato-oncology cancer
NICE has issued guidance on the organisation of healthcare for people with haematological cancers (cancers of blood cells). It recommends which healthcare professionals should be involved in treatment and care, and the facilities such as hospitals best suited to provide that healthcare.
The key recommendations are:
- People should be treated by a multidisciplinary team
- A multidisciplinary team should include a clinical nurse specialist and a palliative care specialist
- Each diagnosis of haematological cancer should be reviewed by experts
- People with neck lumps should have rapid access to diagnostic services
- Complex chemotherapy for acute leukaemia should be carried out by specialist teams
- High-dose therapy and transplantation should be carried out in accredited centres
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This page was last updated: 30 March 2010
Information for the public
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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.
Quick Reference Guide
The quick reference guide presents recommendations for health professionals
The published NICE clinical guidance, contains the recommendations for health professionals and NHS bodies.
The published full clinical guidance for specialists with background, evidence, recommendations and methods used.