UK needs more cancer specialists

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 22 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1327
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Over 450 extra consultants could be needed to staff the network of cancer units and specialist cancer centres proposed by the Calman/Hine report.

    In 1995 the Expert Advisory Group on Cancer, which reported to the chief medical officers of England and Wales, published A Policy Framework for Commissioning Cancer Services. This proposed a network of 150 cancer units linked to 40 specialist cancer centres.

    The cancer collaboration study produced by the …

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