The Commissioning Toolkit was developed to meet the recommendation in the national cancer strategy.
One of the National Strategy recommendations was to produce a regional toolkit to enable commissioning of the recovery package and stratified follow up pathways. The toolkit offers guidance and support for commissioners to embed the elements of the recovery package and follow up to the patient pathway. Ensuring all patients have access ‘to these’ throughout their Cancer journey. Based on best practice and evidence to date, it provides a range of tools to be used throughout the commissioning cycle – planning, procurement and monitoring. It offers templates, levers and a full service specification which can be used to commission all elements of the recovery package and stratified follow up pathways.
Commissioners are utilising these tools with their localities when planning how to sustain these services.