Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Adults with oesophago-gastric cancer have access to an oesophago-gastric clinical nurse specialist.

Statement 2 Adults with oesophago-gastric cancer have their treatment reviewed by a multidisciplinary team that includes an oncologist and a specialist radiologist who both have an interest in oesophago-gastric cancer.

Statement 3 Adults with oesophageal or gastro-oesophageal junctional tumours (except T1a tumours) for whom radical treatment is suitable, have 18‑fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography requested and reported within 1 week.

Statement 4 Adults with oesophago-gastric cancer have tailored specialist dietetic support before and after radical treatment.

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 oesophago-gastric cancer services include:

End of life care for adults (2017) NICE quality standard 13

Suspected cancer (2016) NICE quality standard 124 (statement 2)

Dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in adults (2015) NICE quality standard 96

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