Palliative care services should have higher priority, says NICE

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 25 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:725
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Supportive care and information services for people with cancer and their families should be developed by health planners with the same priority and detail as diagnostic and treatment services, say new guidelines for England and Wales.

    Patients with cancer should have access to a range of services from the moment their cancer is diagnosed to help them cope with their illness and its treatment, say recommendations from the National …

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