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Cancer plan for Scotland will cost £40m

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 14 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:68
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Doctors and other health workers in Scotland are to be given a key role in deciding how cancer services develop, as part of a £40m ($56m) strategy designed to improve the treatment and prevention of the disease.

    The Scottish health department has decided to place the people who are delivering the care at the heart of the planning process by charging them with determining priorities for investment and change. Three regional cancer advisory groups are to be set up around the …

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