Quality in Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialists in Cancer Care; Provision, Proportion and Performance A Census of the Cancer Specialist Nurse Workforce in England 2011

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As part of the National Cancer Action Team’s (NCAT) Ensuring Better Treatment workstream, NCAT established a Quality in Nursing Group, to progress the nursing agenda in cancer care. This work builds on the previous censuses carried out in 2007, 2009 and 2010 conducted to map the specialist nurse workforce in cancer care.


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This document was for commissioners, providers and clinical teams as a resource for benchmarking the provision of specialist nurse support for cancer patients in their localities.