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MOH - Draft Tumour Standards


The Ministry of Health is seeking feedback on draft tumour standards which are being developed as part of the Faster Cancer Treatment programme

What are tumour standards?
The tumour standard documents describe the components of care that a patient with the specific tumour type should receive. Draft tumour standards have been developed for the following tumour types.

·        Bowel

·        Breast (available soon)

·        Gynaecological

·        Head and neck, including thyroid

·        Myeloma and lymphoma

·        Melanoma

·        Sarcoma

·        Upper gastro-intestinal

The tumour standards:

  • are patient focused
  • are not clinical guidelines or treatment protocols have some information that is similar across the tumour standard documents
  • are in draft form and final versions will be developed after feedback has been considered.

The documents are available  here.

The Ministry is only accepting electronic feedback.  Both NZNO and our  Cancer Nurses Section will be making a submission.

Feedback to Policy Analyst, or by ringing (04) 494 6389 by May 15