NCCP Best Practice Guidance for Community Support Centres
NCCP Best Practice Guidance for Community Cancer Support Centres (2nd Edition, PDF)
The National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) is delighted to welcome a revised edition of the Best Practice Guidance for Community Cancer Support Centres, following a pilot study of the self-assessment and peer review process in 2021.
The guidance is another pillar in the goal of an integrated patient pathway and is a further development in Psycho-Oncology services as highlighted in the National Cancer Strategy.
Community Cancer Support Centres are a crucial stakeholder providing a comprehensive support service for cancer patients and their families. This guidance offers a roadmap for building on the foundation that has been provided by voluntary and charitable organisations. It also identifies core services forCommunity Cancer Support Centres into the future. The provision of these services is crucial to the development of a comprehensive psychosocial support service for cancer patients and their families.
Peer Review Pilot Evaluation Report
Peer Review Pilot Evaluation Report (PDF)
This report summarises the findings of the self-assessment and peer review pilot that was conducted by the NCCP with participating Cancer Support Centres in 2021.
The aim of this pilot was to establish an external peer review process within Community Cancer Support Centres and to evaluate whether this method of external validation of the self-assessment process would work in the Irish context. Following the pilot, recommendations were developed and are being progressed prior to the planned national roll out of the self-assessment and peer review processes in Q3/Q4 2022. Following this pilot changes to the self-assessment and peer review processes have been incorporated into the revised Best Practice Guidance for Community Cancer Support Centres.