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CCGs told to withhold cancer funding

CCGs told to withhold cancer funding

15 December 2011

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CCGs should withhold funding to Trusts that fail to provide cancer staging information.

Speaking at the All Partly Parliament Group on Cancer's annual conference in Westminster yesterday (13 December), the government's cancer tsar, Professor Mike Richards, said GPs will do a better job in commissioning cancer services and improving the transparency of information than the previous structures.

He implored CCG members to insist on better information flows if they are going to "make a difference" to cancer survival rates.


CCGs should withhold funding to Trusts that fail to provide cancer staging information.

Speaking at the All Partly Parliament Group on Cancer's annual conference in Westminster yesterday (13 December), the government's cancer tsar, Professor Mike Richards, said GPs will do a better job in commissioning cancer services and improving the transparency of information than the previous structures.

He implored CCG members to insist on better information flows if they are going to "make a difference" to cancer survival rates.

CCGs should withhold funding to Trusts that fail to provide cancer staging information.

Speaking at the All Partly Parliament Group on Cancer's annual conference in Westminster yesterday (13 December), the government's cancer tsar, Professor Mike Richards, said GPs will do a better job in commissioning cancer services and improving the transparency of information than the previous structures.

He implored CCG members to insist on better information flows if they are going to "make a difference" to cancer survival rates.

"CCGs should refuse to pay for cancer treatment if they are not being provided with the right information.

"This must be top of their to do list for increasing early cancer diagnosis rates."

Chair of the NHS Future Forum, Professor Steve Field said greater openness and transparency of practice outcomes is crucial to raising early cancer diagnosis in general practice.

"The publishing of information will force clinicians to up their game when it comes to cancer diagnosis," he said.

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