Date lodged: 22 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken since the publication of the 2016 Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey to increase the number of cancer patients who are given a care plan.
Answered by: Shona Robison 5 October 2017
The Scottish Government’s expectation is that NHS Boards should provide all patients with a care plan, where appropriate.
Evaluation of the learning outcomes from the Transforming Care After Treatment (TCAT) programme, which was outlined in our cancer strategy, “Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action”, is now underway and will consider how measures such as individual care plans and holistic needs assessments can be further utilised to improve the quality of care delivered to all those with cancer.