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.
Review decision date: March 2014
The sarcoma cancer service guidance should not be considered for an update at this time and the guidance should be transferred to the static list. For further information, please refer to the surveillance review decision.
Next review date: March 2019