Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 People with suspected breast cancer referred to specialist services are offered the triple diagnostic assessment in a single hospital visit. [new 2016]

Statement 2 People with biopsy-proven invasive breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are not offered a preoperative MRI scan unless there are specific clinical indications for its use. [new 2016]

Statement 3 People with early breast cancer are offered a tumour profiling test if it could help when making decisions about chemotherapy. [new 2016]

Statement 4 People with newly diagnosed invasive breast cancer and those with recurrent breast cancer (if clinically appropriate) have the oestrogen receptor (ER) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status of the tumour assessed. [2011, updated 2016]

Statement 5 People with breast cancer who develop metastatic disease have their treatment and care managed by a multidisciplinary team. [2011, updated 2016]

Statement 6 People with locally advanced, metastatic or distant recurrent breast cancer are assigned a key worker. [2011, updated 2016]

In 2016 this quality standard was updated, and statements prioritised in 2011 were updated (2011, updated 2016) or replaced (new 2016). For more information, see update information.

The previous version of the quality standard for breast cancer is available as a pdf.