Commissioning Chemotherapy Services Conference 2014
The Commissioning Chemotherapy Services Conference was held in London on Monday 1st December. This national conference followed on from the previous London Cancer New Drugs Group annual conferences and will continue in its aim to facilitate consistency of approach in commissioning cancer drugs and chemotherapy services.
This year's key topics included:
- Cancer care and chemotherapy services—national and future perspectives
- Chemotherapy service specification and quality standards
- Stratified medicine for cancer
- The Cancer Drugs Fund
- Achieving best value from investment in cancer drugs
- Patient experience of chemotherapy
This year's conference was aimed at NHS healthcare professionals with an interest in planning and commissioning of cancer services, including representatives of CCGs, NHS England, Strategic Clinical Networks, clinical and management directors from Provider Trusts, and representatives from UK technology appraisal groups.
Here's what people have to say about the meeting
"I am grateful to you all for inviting me and organising such a good and an important conference. The speakers had given their valuable time and gave a wonderful presentation which gave us an insight into what we will be facing in future. Thanks to those who funded this meeting as well as those who posted their presentations on line."
"I enjoyed the day very much – very well organised (as we have come to expect from Succinct!) and a really interesting agenda. I hope to come again next year,"
In order to ensure that the maximum number of places were made available to NHS personnel, unfortunately we could not extend attendance at this year's conference to other commercial agencies.