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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Five changes needed to Scottish cancer policy to support necessary transformation of services
Author(s): Ward, Ashleigh L
Forbat, Liz
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Keywords: Policy [N03.623]
Health Care Reform [N03.349.300]
National Health Programs [N03.349.550]
Government [N03.540.348]
Delivery of Health Care [N04.590.374]
Patient Care Team [N04.590.715]
Scotland [Z01.542.363.766]
Neoplasms [C04]
Medical oncology [H02.203.429.515]
Primary Health Care [N04.590.233.727]
Issue Date: 15-Mar-2023
Date Deposited: 21-Mar-2023
Citation: Ward AL & Forbat L (2023) Five changes needed to Scottish cancer policy to support necessary transformation of services. <i>Journal of Cancer Policy</i>.
Abstract: Whilst Scottish healthcare policy has not yet set a clear direction for service transformation needed in lieu of budgetary constraints, it is important that policy makers are cognisant of where policy can support healthcare professionals to overcome barriers to service development, and better meet demand. An analysis of Scottish cancer policy is presented, informed by learning gained from supporting development of cancer services as a practitioner, insights from undertaking health service research, and known barriers to service developments. This paper is structured as five recommendations to policy-makers: the need to develop a shared understanding of quality care between policy makers and healthcare professionals to guide service development in the same direction; revisiting of partnership working given developing health and social care landscape; empowerment of national and regional networks and working groups to develop and implement Gold Standard care in speciality services; sustainability in the development of cancer services; and development of guidance relating to how services should be using and developing patient capacities within cancer services.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.jcpo.2023.100420
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