Teenagers & Young Adults

Roles and Responsibilities

The Managed Service Network (MSN) is committed to ensuring that a strategy is developed for teenagers and in due course, aspires to meet the needs of young adults with cancer in Scotland which is consistent with approaches adopted in other UK countries. A pan-Scotland Teenagers and Young Adults’ service would ensure that all young people have access to age appropriate care.

Standards of care will be developed as will the development of a national Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) for the discussion of all teenage and young adult (TYA) cancer cases. The TYA MDT will ensure a holistic approach to care, which is sensitive to the needs of this age group.

The MSN will work with key third sector partners, including the Teenage Cancer Trust and CLIC Sargent, in the development of age-appropriate services for young adults, including making recommendations on age.