Better Cancer Care, An Action Plan

Better Cancer Care, An Action Plan outlines the way forward for cancer services, which are required to support all those in Scotland who find themselves living with and beyond cancer.


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Useful Websites

Cervical Cancer and HPV

ISD Cancer Information Programme

NHS Education for Scotland ( NES)

NHS Scotland Publications ( HDLs and CELs)

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

North of Scotland Cancer Network

QIS Standards for Cancer Services (Core, lung, ovarian, breast and bowel)

Scottish Cancer Coalition

Scottish Government

SIGN Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

South East Scotland Cancer Network

West of Scotland Cancer Network

World Cancer Research Fund

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