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Patient Information Pathways
The Cancer Reform Strategy identified that national cancer information pathways will be developed. Delivery of information on the pathways would be supported by an electronic delivery system, which is currently being tested out in pilots. To date resources included on the national pathways are only available to areas taking part in pilots, but it is expected that they will be available more widely when the pathways are launched, sometime in 2010, together with an improved delivery system. See www.cancerinfo.nhs.uk for more information about the National Cancer Action Team’s approach to taking this work forward.
The catalogues below identify resources included on the national cancer information pathways, the source provider and original booklet, a brief description of each resource’s contents and the number of pages for each resource when printed off from the national system. The catalogue also identifies any network resources which should be used for patients within the Greater Manchester & Cheshire network.
The aim of the catalogues is to make the content of the pathways known so that:
- Professionals taking part in the pilots who have limited access to a computer in clinical areas can more easily identify resources available on the national pathways or can use them to decide whether it is more appropriate to provide the original source document or extracts.
- Areas not involved in the national pilots, and who therefore cannot access the national delivery system, can ensure the information they provide is in line with the content of the national pathways as far as possible.
- Trusts can start the process of identifying local resources which need adding to produce localised pathways, align their own pathways and information prescriptions, and identify the extent to which they already provide resources included on the national pathways, or the gaps they have.
To access the catalogue for each tumour site, please select from the list below. (There is a 'user guide' to help you use the catalogues here.)