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Contact details

TCAT National Programme Manager

Gordon McLean

0131 260 3720

Regional Cancer Network Managers

North of Scotland Cancer Network (NoSCAN):

Peter Gent

01224 559791

South East Scotland Cancer Network (SCAN):

Kate MacDonald

0131 465 7681

West of Scotland Cancer Network (WoSCAN):

Evelyn Thomson

0141 201 4731


TCAT Development Projects

The following information provides guidance for anyone interested in proposing a Transforming Care After Treatment (TCAT) development project. Full information can be found in the downloadable Operational Guidance document:

The first phase of bidding for development projects has now closed. Eight projects have been approved by the Programme Board:

NHS Board

Intended Development

Ayrshire and Arran

Integrating service developments such as Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) and End of Treatment Summaries (EoTS) and an integrated rehab service for breast cancer.

Forth Valley

Evaluate the introduction of Holistic Needs Assessment and introduce End of Treatment Summaries for prostate cancer.

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Test and evaluate Holistic Needs Assessment within breast cancer.


Introduction of Holistic Needs Assessment and End of Treatment Summaries for 10 cancer areas by AHPs.


Introduce Holistic Needs Assessment, self management groups and End of Treatment Summaries for skin cancers.

Dumfries and Galloway

Primary Care follow up for breast cancer and introduce Holistic Needs Assessment and End of Treatment Summaries.


Introduction of Holistic Needs Assessment and End of Treatment Reviews for a number of cancer areas


Initial small pilots to introduce Holistic Needs Assessment and End of Treatment Summaries for all cancers.

The bidding process for the second phase of the programme will be launched in Autumn 2014, with priority being given to primary and social care led projects.

Key criteria for development projects

Development projects will need to demonstrate:

  • Evidence of early engagement at a strategic level with partner organisations and demonstration of their involvement and role within any proposed development project
  • Recognised support from senior management within the host organisation and from regional structures
  • Active and meaningful patient and public involvement with any proposed development project
  • Clearly articulated aims, objectives and anticipated impact from proposed development projects
  • The intention to test and implement some or all of the development priorities as identified by the TCAT Programme Board
How to propose a development project

The first step is to contact your Regional Cancer Network Manager or the Transforming Care After Treatment National Programme Manager for an informal discussion about your proposal.

An Expression of Interest Application should then be completed and submitted via the Regional Cancer Network Managers and the Regional TCAT Steering Group. Any national bids should be submitted via the Programme Manager:


The first phase of development projects were identified and approved in autumn 2013. Phase 1 bids will be supported with further development and implementation during 2014-15. More information: