Launch of NCCP Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy Model of Care

The National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026 recommended the development of a Model of Care for cancer acknowledging the requirement for a service that is flexible and responsive to patient’s needs.  The National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) in conjunction with a multidisciplinary steering group including patient advocates developed the NCCP Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Model of Care. The primary aim of the Steering Group was to ensure that patients across Ireland have access to the best quality treatment and standard of care as close to the patients home as possible.

This NCCP SACT Model of Care builds on the previous work of the NCCP Systemic Therapy Programme including the NCCP Oncology Medication Safety Review Report (2014) and the NCCP Oral Anti-Cancer Medicine Model of Care. Patient centred care was key to the development of this Model of Care with the overall vision that patients with cancer will receive a high quality, timely, patient-centred service that is accessible and appropriate to their needs. The NCCP SACT Model of Care considered and incorporated international best practice and made recommendations to enhance SACT services in Ireland with the underlying principles aligned to Sláintecare.

Twenty five key recommendations were set out in the NCCP SACT Model of Care to optimise SACT services to ensure the provision of a safe and quality driven service for all service users. These key recommendations focus on areas including patient experience, organisation of services, governance, quality and safety and defined SACT pathways.  The NCCP SACT Model of Care will provide a roadmap for the continued development of SACT services across Ireland and will form a template for the highest quality SACT to be delivered to the Irish population over the coming years.

NCCP Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy Model of Care

Last updated on: 17 / 06 / 2022