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National cancer information pathways
National Cancer Information Pathways have been developed by the National
Cancer Action Team (NCAT) in partnership with key charities, healthcare
professionals and patients/carers. They aim to ensure that accurate and
comprehensive core information about cancer is accessible to all patients
at the point of need. The pathways set out what can
be offered at the different key points along the person‘s pathway (not what
must be given as what‘s needed will vary with the individual).
Direct links to the pathways, hosted on the National information prescriptions service (IPS) are provided below, for your convenience.
N.B. Although it is possible to view the pathways content without
logging in, Healthcare professionals using the system should create an account
and log-in to the system to access the full range of functionality.
Additional locally agreed information
Organisations are encouraged to submit any locally
produced materials to NHS Choices for addition to the National Information
Prescriptions System (IPS). For more infomation on the national
pathways and the IPS, please visit our pages on Patient Information Prescriptions.