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Standards of Care Pathways

Safe, clinically protocoled pathways for defined patient groups should be agreed at a national/regional level

Standards of care (SoC) can be used within tumour sites with well-established pre-defined treatment pathways, where there is clear consensus and where a patient may not require a full discussion. SoC can be used in a pre-triage meeting where effective care planning can take place without the needs for discussion within the main MDT.

It is a point in the pathway of patient management where there is recognised national or regional guideline on the intervention(s) that should be made available to the patient and should focus on those points in the pathway where there is clear clinical consensus on the treatment or care that a patient should receive.