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Cancer: Palliative Care

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the progress report on the implementation of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on Improving Supportive and Palliative Care for Adults with Cancer to be published. (320960)

An evaluation to assess whether full implementation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence’s Improving Supportive and Palliative Care for Adults guidance has been achieved is under way.

The Cancer Networks have returned their self-assessment information, and there will now be a series of face-to-face interviews with the network nurse directors and strategic health authority cancer leads.

We expect the report to be published by the end of June 2010.