Improving outcomes for people with sarcoma
NICE has issued guidance on how healthcare services for people with sarcoma should be organised. 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:
- Prompt referral for expert diagnosis is crucial
- People should be treated by a specialist multidisciplinary team
- Treatment should be carried out by specialists
- Appropriate support and rehabilitation services should be available to people who are disabled by treatment for sarcoma
- All sarcoma teams should collect data on treatment and care, and take part in training programmes and audits.
- Improving outcomes for people with sarcoma - analysis of the potential economic impact
- Improving outcomes for people with sarcoma - evidence review
- Improving outcomes for people with sarcoma - needs assessment
- Improving outcomes for people with sarcoma - all recommendations
This page was last updated: 13 January 2014
Information for the public
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See this guidance in practice
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.