Options for local implementation

Options for local implementation

  • Chemotherapy dose standardisation, where hospital trusts move to a system of dose banding, has the potential to offer considerable benefits for patients, providers and commissioners.

  • NHS England's Medicines Optimisation and Chemotherapy Clinical Reference Groups are co-ordinating a national approach to chemotherapy dose standardisation with the objective that all NHS England commissioned providers of chemotherapy move to prescribing and supplying a range of intravenous anticancer therapy in accordance with a nationally approved set of dose bands.

  • A Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) scheme for nationally standardised dose banding for adult intravenous anticancer therapy is in place to encourage uptake.