Cancer service guidance
Cancer service guidance supports the implementation of The NHS Cancer Plan for England, and the NHS Plan for Wales Improving Health in Wales. The focus of the cancer service guidance is to guide the commissioning of services and is therefore different from clinical practice guidelines.
Health professionals should take the NICE cancer service guidance into account when planning, commissioning and organising services for cancer patients. This guidance can be used to identify gaps in local provision and to check the appropriateness of existing services.
All cancer service guidance is now published. The Department of Health has not asked NICE to develop any more cancer service guidance at present.