19 July 2011
Commenting on the ‘Any Qualified Provider’ guidance issued by the Government today, Mike Hobday, Head of Policy at Macmillan Cancer Support, said:
‘Although it’s important who provides a service, it’s more important the Government ensures every provider complies with the highest clinical standards. No one should be allowed to provide a service that falls short of these standards.
‘As the ‘Any Qualified Provider’ guidance is rolled out further, it’s critical patients can choose from a range of providers offering first class cancer care. High-quality cancer service providers would ensure that patients have access to Clinical Nurse Specialists and effective multi-disciplinary teams.’
For further information, please contact:
Rebecca Openshaw, Media & PR Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
0207 4689 4699 (out of hours 07801 307068)
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Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support and works to improve cancer care. Visit www.macmillan.org.uk for more information.