This section is provided for health professionals.Members of the general public are welcome to use these pages but should be aware that they are not written with them in mind. Please visit the about cancer section of our site for information aimed at the general public.
The following links will open as new windows, to the National Information Prescriptions System (IPS). 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. For more infomation on the national pathways and the IPS, please visit our pages on Patient Information Prescriptions
Non tumour specific information pathways
Supplementary local information
The Generic patient information pathways have been developed by the National Cancer Action Team (NCAT) to address quality of life issues some or all of which may be relevant to offer at different stages of the cancer journey.
Information should be offered from the appropriate national tumour specific pathway following an information needs assesment, either in printed or email format from the National Information Prescriptions System, or in hard copy. This information should be supplemented by local information, and will form an 'Information Prescription.'
When appropriate, information should also be offered from the non tumour specific pathways, and where relevent, from the specific treatment pathways for chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Reference should be made to the Network Cancer Services Directory, and relevant print-outs offered to those without internet access.