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Monday 24th October 2016

Change to skin cancer services

7th March 2006

New guidance for the NHS in England and Wales recommends that multidisciplinary teams, including community services, should be set up to increase the provision of care for patients with skin cancer.

The rapid increase in skin cancers has been overwhelming specialist services.  The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the National Collaborating Centre for Cancer recommended that community services should join skin cancer care networks to cope with this demand.

The aim of the recommendations is that all patients with skin cancer should be treated by specialist teams, irrespective of severity.



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