Just released: Updated National Optimal Lung Cancer Pathway – Sept 2020

The updated National Optimal Lung Cancer Pathway has just been released by NHS England.

This optimal pathway is primarily designed to improve outcomes in lung cancer by encouraging best practice, reducing variation, and reducing delays in diagnosis, staging and treatment.

It is also designed to meet the waiting time targets as set out in the Independent Cancer Taskforce report.

The principles of remote triage, test bundles and efficient use of clinic time also support recommended infection control measures during the coronavirus pandemic set out in “Urgent Cancer Diagnostic Services during COVID-19

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