www.baes.info The British Association of Endocrine Surgeons
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF "NICE" GUIDANCE ON THE MANAGEMENT OF THYROID CANCERS
The implementation of the changes recommended in the NICE report on head and neck cancers is proceeding apace with CANCER NETWORKS expected to submit their implementation proposals by the end of October.
Do you know what your network is proposing ?
Do you know how it will affect you and your hospital's patients?
Were you consulted?
Do you agree with the plans?
There are suggestions from around the country that the individual networks are sometimes making plans that are at variance with the recommendations. If you wish to challenge the plans you need to know what those recommendations were. You can find them at www.cquins.nhs.uk/2/manual.php and click on "head and neck measures". It's a big document but it makes clear that:
If you are in conflict with the proposals you should try to resolve that locally, if necessary by contacting the Medical Director of the Cancer Network. If you have to do that please inform Mark Lansdown or Zyg Krukowski so that the BAES can monitor difficulties nationally.
Keep an eye on www.cquins.nhs.uk for further news on peer review.