What We Do
The MSN aims to attain the best possible outcomes for children, teenagers, and young adults with a diagnosis of cancer in Scotland. The MSN will promote the early detection of cancer and will ensure that service delivery and pathways of care are consistent across Scotland, with a focus on delivering safe services as locally as possible.
- Cancer services for Children and Young people will be delivered as a single and sustainable service across Scotland, and national multi-disciplinary team working is pivotal to delivering this.
- Every child, teenager and young adult with cancer in Scotland will be enrolled into and treated on a clinical trial where one is available.
- Care pathways will be reviewed to ensure that these deliver consistent, safe and effective care for all patients.
- Outcome measures will be developed against which services can be evaluated.
- There will be an integrated and systematic approach to long term follow-up based on risk.
- Services will be developed appropriate to the needs of teenagers and young adults up to age 25.
- The MSN will support the development of the Framework for Palliative Care for Children and Young People.
- The experience of patients, and their parents or carers, will be harnessed to inform the shape of services for children, teenagers and young adults with cancer.
- The MSN will ensure involvement of third sector partners in key decisions about services for children, teenagers and young adults with cancer.
- The MSN will ensure equity of access to the best possible care and will strive to improve outcomes for children, teenagers and young adults with cancer in Scotland.