Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 People with haematological cancer have an integrated report produced by a specialist integrated haematological malignancy diagnostic service (SIHMDS) that is shared with the haemato-oncology multidisciplinary team (MDT).

Statement 2 Young people and adults with specific subtypes of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma have staging using fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography-CT (FDG-PET-CT).

Statement 3 Young people and adults with localised stage IIA follicular lymphoma have local radiotherapy as first-line treatment.

Statement 4 Young people and adults who have completed their treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or myeloma have a discussion about their end-of-treatment summary plan.

NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on patient experience in adult NHS services (see the NICE pathway on patient experience in adult NHS services) which should be considered alongside these quality statements.

Other quality standards that should be considered when commissioning or providing haematological cancer services include:

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.