Improving support information with an integrated CNS service
Gynaecological malignancies account for approximately 20% of cancers in women (Richard-Smith and Barron, 1999). The Calman-Hine report (Department of Health, 1995) and clinical guidelines on improving outcomes for gynaecological cancers (NHS Executive, 1998) suggest a structure for multispecialist cancer services. The guidelines aim to ensure women diagnosed with a gynaecological malignancy receive specialist treatment, and recognise that a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is a necessary ...
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