Dose Banding for Systemic Anticancer Therapy

Dose banding is a system whereby doses of Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) are calculated on an individualised basis and then rounded up or down to predetermined standard doses. The implementation of the national dose banding tables will ensure a standard approach to dose banding across all hospitals. This will ensure staff familiarity with the doses used irrespective of the hospital in which they are working.

15 drugs have been initially identified as suitable for dose banding and there are 18 tables detailing the recommended dose bands for these drugs. These tables have been further expanded to include additional dose bands for those tables as well as tables for ten further drugs in the version 2 update (July 2017).

The NCCP is supporting the implementation of national dose banding as this will deliver benefits for patients and hospitals as well as achieve improved value from our SACT delivery services.

 The NCCP has published the following documents:

Dose Banding for Systemic AntiCancer Therapy (SACT) Guidance Document

Dose Banding for Systemic AntiCancer Therapy (SACT) Table Version 2 (July 2017);

NCCP Dose Banding Tables Laminate for printing (please use colour printer if possible) A3 size

NCCP Dose Banding Tables Laminate for printing (please use colour printer if possible) A4 size

Dose Banding for Systemic AntiCancer Therapy (SACT) Implementation and FAQ document

 

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