The ‘How To’ Guide: Achieving Cancer Waiting Times

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This NHS Improvement “How To” Guide draws on evidence generated by the Cancer Services Collaborative ‘Improvement Partnership’ from 2001 onwards, and is the result of the Cancer Services Collaborative ‘Improvement Partnership’ Service Improvement Leads and Facilitators working with hundreds of clinical teams across the NHS to facilitate service redesign. It was compiled specifically to support local clinical teams to improve their cancer services in line with the requirements of the NHS Cancer Plan 2000.


This ‘How To’ guide seeks to provide organisational leaders with tools to assist in understanding their current position and provides local teams with a range of materials, including practical tools and methods, evidence-based high-impact changes, case-studies, and signposting for more detailed information resources.