In 2005 NICE published guidance on 'Improving outcomes in children and young people with cancer'. CLIC Sargent suggested that a review into the community based care and support needed by children with cancer and their families was required to support the full implementation of the guidance.
This review took into account community based clinical care as well as the non-clinical needs of children with cancer and their families. It presents a model of future service delivery for commissioners and service providers from health, education and social care sectors to use when developing community based services. Once implemented, all children with cancer should have access to good quality holistic community based care. Contents include: guiding principles; an overview of the recommended model of care; key elements of support; packages of care.