Representing and supporting medical oncologists in the UK

Improved management of sick patients with newly diagnosed cancer

The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has carried out a project looking at how people who are admitted as emergencies and then turn out to have cancer are managed. This information can be used to optimise pathways of care. You can read the background to this work and the report Focus on: Sick Patients with Suspected Cancer which was published in June 2009. It provides a useful resource on which to base service improvement; an OncoAlert tool has been developed.