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“2020health is an important and thoughtful contributor to the health debate”

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee


Breakfast Roundtable: Commissioning for Cancer

Oct 13. till Oct 13.

Commissioning for Cancer Care - hosted by John Baron MP and Prof Sir Mike Richards

What is the future of cancer commissioning, particularly in respect to rarer cancers?

October 13, 20112011-10-13T08:30:00 - October 13, 2011 2011-10-13T10:30:16
8:30 AM 2011-10-13T08:30:00 - 10:30 AM 2011-10-13T10:30:16
House of Commons, Dining Room C

Please note that this was an invitation only event, and 2020health always retains the right to refuse admittance.

Meeting Outcomes Summary

Key Action Points:

Facilitate collaborative working:
• Improve understanding between commissioners and clinicians
• Institute a communication framework to facilitate collaboration between networks and CCGs

Improve performance:
• Rank CCGs and provide performance benchmarking
• Improve data collection at the national level to inform policy (e.g. staging info)
• View costs on a whole pathway basis rather than by singular transactions to root out inefficiencies in the system

Improve patient outcomes:
• Invest in early diagnosis and disinvest in unnecessary inpatient care
• Improve GP and patient awareness by developing key messages for cancer
• Remove disincentives for GPs referring to secondary care
• Increase endoscopy capacity to increase early diagnosis of bowel cancer (proven method).

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