Improving the quality of symptomatic breast disease services in Ireland is a key priority for the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP). Designated centres with multidisciplinary teams have provided a significant advancement towards the integrated delivery of cancer services in the specialist centres.
As part of this change process, each designated cancer centre reports on a set of key performance indicators on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis to the NCCP. This is the first time that we have had national data on these indicators for symptomatic breast disease (SBD) services in Ireland.
The findings of the attahched report greatly assist in providing assurance to patients attending our centres and to the NCCP that a high quality service is being provided by all eight of our designated cancer centres and further, that there is a high level of standardisation between centres in how patients with breast cancer are diagnosed and treated.
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