Breast Cancer Now, 18 June 2018
- Evidence from FOI requests conducted in 2017 shows that 47 out of 208 CCGs (22.6%) have established policies to restrict reconstruction services for non-clinical reasons, with a further nine CCGs (4.3%) having draft policies or informal restrictions in place (see p18/19). The report makes recommends for CCGs to support shared decision making, availability of surgery and patient expectations.
- At the same time new guidelines have been published by the Association of Breast Surgery Guidance for the Commissioning of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
Guidance for the Commissioning of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
Association of Breast Surgery June 2018