National Cancer Breach Allocation Guidance

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This guidance provides a clear process on creating local breach allocation policies and incentivises providers to work collaboratively and develop breach policies which will remove bottlenecks from patient pathways and deliver timely cancer treatment.


This guidance advises that these policies should adopt a single maximum handover date of day 38, the date by which cancer patients on an inter provider (IPT) pathways should be transferred from the referring trust/s to the treating trust.