Lung cancer: policy context

Policy documents specific to lung cancer:

SIGN137 Management of lung cancer (3.1Mb) (SIGN, 2014) replaces SIGN80 (Not available anymore).

State of the Nation: An overview of the impact and priorities for lung cancer in Scotland. (421Kb) (UK Lung Cancer Coalition, 2014). This briefing sets out the latest evidence on the burden of disease, what steps are being taken to improve outcomes and suggested actions to raise the profile of these important issues.

Policy documents on general cancer policy:

Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action (SG, March 2016) outlines the government’s plan for improving the prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and after care for people affected by cancer in Scotland.

Scottish Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer (Healthcare Improvement Scotland, 2014). These revised guidelines aim to facilitate appropriate referral between primary and secondary care for patients whom a GP suspects may have cancer.

Detect Cancer Early (SG, 2012) - this programme aims to improve survival for people with cancer in Scotland and to be among the best in Europe by diagnosing and treating the disease at an earlier stage.

Transforming Care after Treatment (2013) - this programme is a partnership between the SG, Macmillan Cancer Support, NHS Scotland and local authorities to support a redesign of care following active treatment for cancer.

The Scottish Government's Cancer webpages provide further information on cancer policy and its implementation in Scotland.