The European Cancer Organisation has focused on the importance of Quality Cancer Care for many years, particularly the importance of multidisciplinarity and multiprofessionals in our approach to patient care.
The most visible examples of our past work are the Essential Requirements of Quality Cancer Care which have been developed through collaboration between our Member Societies and patient advocacy groups.
The Essential Requirements that have already been developed are:
We are now in the process of developing Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care for Pancreatic Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Glioma and Lung Cancer.
Our Co-Chairs, Simon Oberst and Philip Poortmans, convened the first virtual meetings of Member Societies, patient advocacy groups and Community 365 in April and May 2020.
Following a full survey of Member Societies, a work plan is being developed for this Network with key projects that will be priorities. More news will be available on these priorities soon and will include additional Essential Requirements to be written in 2021, the new European Code of Cancer Practice as well as updates to existing papers.
The organisations involved in the Quality Cancer Care Network have kindly provided relevant links to their work in this Network which can be accessed under “Related Resources” on the right-hand side of this page. We are developing a catalogue of Quality Cancer Care resources from our Member Societies and Patient Advocacy Committee which will be available on this website in the autumn.
Quality Cancer Care will also be an important session at this year's European Cancer Summit on 18 & 19 November 2020.
Simon Oberst speaking at the European Cancer Summit 2019. View the webcast here.