13 November 2012
Commenting on the Single Operating Framework for Clinical Networks report published today, Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive at Macmillan Cancer Support, said:
“Cancer networks have played a central role in driving up the quality of cancer services and ensuring that patients get the care they deserve.
“After months of uncertainty, during which many cancer networks have suffered the loss of talented staff, we’re pleased that there is now greater clarity on the role cancer networks will play in the reformed NHS.
“We’re especially pleased to see that networks will focus on patient experience as well as early diagnosis. It is now vital that the NHS Commissioning Board implements these plans to ensure that networks remain at the heart of the NHS.”
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