NICE has issued guidance on the organisation of healthcare for people with a urological cancer. 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.
Although the guidance does sometimes refer to appropriate forms of investigation and treatment, it doesn’t provide detailed information on these areas.
The key recommendations are:
- People should be treated by a multidisciplinary team
- Team members should have appropriate clinical skills
- Radical surgery for prostate and bladder cancer should be carried out by specialist teams
- Information and support should be improved
- More research is needed on treatment
Review decision date: March 2013