The Calman-Hine report: a personal retrospective on the UK's first comprehensive policy on cancer services.

@article{Haward2006TheCR,
  title={The Calman-Hine report: a personal retrospective on the UK's first comprehensive policy on cancer services.},
  author={Robert A Haward},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={
          336-46
        }
}
Calman-Hine was the first comprehensive cancer report to be produced in the UK, and set out principles for cancer care and the clinical organisation for service delivery. It advocated a change from a generalist model (eg, care given by general surgeons and physicians) that was supported by specialists to a fully specialist service. The process of policy development was innovative and the report was accepted widely throughout the UK. However, implementation, which began at a time of… CONTINUE READING

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