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House of Commons Hansard
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26 November 2009
Volume 501
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the percentage compliance was of each cancer network with (a) 3A and (b) 1E-1 measures, as set out in section 8.5 of his Department’s Cancer Commissioning Guidance published in December 2008. [300557]

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The Manual for Cancer Services (2004) contains a number of quality measures for commissioners and providers of national health service services. Compliance against the measures was last reviewed under the National Cancer Peer Review Programme 2004-07.

The following table shows the percentage of cancer networks that were compliant with quality measure 3A, which covers cross-cutting services provided by specialist palliative care multi-disciplinary teams.

Percentage of cancer networks compliant with measure 3A (The Specialist Palliative Care Team) of the Manual for Cancer Services (2004)

Cancer network

Compliance (percentage)

3 Counties

65

Anglia Cancer Network

51

Arden

61

Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire

64

Central South Coast

56

Derby/Burton

90

Dorset

81

Essex Cancer Network

67

Greater Manchester and Cheshire

68

Greater Midlands

60

Humber and Yorkshire Coast

58

Kent and Medway

65

Lancashire and South Cumbria

33

Leicester, Northamptonshire, Rutland

70

Merseyside and Cheshire

61

Mid Trent

82

Mount Vernon

41

North East London

69

North London

41

North of England Cancer Network

70

North Trent

72

Pan-Birmingham

57

Peninsula

68

South East London

68

South West London

81

Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire

59

Sussex

14

Thames Valley

57

West London

67

Yorkshire

77

Source:

National Cancer Peer Review Programme 2004-07

The following table shows the percentage of cancer networks that were compliant with quality measure 1E-1, which covers cross-cutting services for palliative care across network palliative care groups.

Percentage of cancer networks compliant with measure 1E-1 (Functions of the Network Palliative Care Group) of the Manual for Cancer Services (2004)

Cancer network

Compliance (percentage)

3 Counties

74

Arden

70

Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire

74

Black Country

70

Cancer Care Alliance

65

Central South Coast

83

Derby/Burton

100

Dorset

78

Greater Manchester and Cheshire

74

Greater Midlands

48

Humber and Yorkshire Coast

52

Kent and Medway

87

Lancashire and South Cumbria

17

Leicester, Northamptonshire, Rutland

74

Merseyside and Cheshire

78

Mid Trent

96

Mount Vernon

22

North East London

57

North London

43

North of England Cancer Network

91

North Trent

65

North West Midlands

22

Pan-Birmingham

43

Peninsula

61

South East London

70

South Essex

61

South West London

87

Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire

65

Sussex

35

Thames Valley

96

West Anglia

61

West London

52

Yorkshire

83

Source:

National Cancer Peer Review Programme 2004-07