Planning for optimal service configuration
We are continuing to work with our health service partners to develop optimal service configuration that will support access to all levels and types of cancer care within our region. By doing this work we aim to increase the proportion of people living in our region who are treated in our region. Increasing the awareness of the services available in our region is an important first step.
A map of all cancer and support service locations has been updated and clinically validated in 2019 and can be downloaded below.
It provides a snapshot of
- location and access arrangements for services not on-site
- public and private providers of cancer care
- general services or oncology specific services
- full onsite services, or partial services or sessional appointments
The service map is available for NEMICS network partners to inform a common understanding of cancer service provision in the region. This document is intended for use as a service planning tool. It enables providers to identify where opportunities exist to improve current service provision. The map will be reviewed 6 monthly with updates published in June and December each year.
|The map aids in assessing the levels of service in the region against key clinical and physical services described in the Optimal Care Pathways and supports the development of defined referral pathways for sub-specialist services.|