Cancer Care Review


What is a Cancer Care Review

With increasing numbers of patients surviving their Cancer diagnosis, primary care has an important role in supporting people to live well with and beyond cancer. The Cancer Care Review (CCR) is a conversation between a patient and their GP or Practice Nurse about their cancer journey. It is essential to personalised care  and it is an opportunity for patients to;

  • Talk about their cancer experience and concerns.
  • Understand what support is available in their community.
  • Receive the information they need to begin supported self-management.

What are the requirements for QOF

In recognising the important role that primary care plays to support people after a cancer diagnosis, changes have been made to 2021/22 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) cancer requirements.

The introduction of the new and updated indicators for cancer aims to increase the personalisation of cancer care and the timing of the cancer care review. The changes focus on key times of need, when patients may feel vulnerable including:

  • At the time of a patient’s diagnosis (within 3 months).
  • After a patient has received acute treatment (within 12 months).

The QOF also specifies that practices should use Macmillan’s national, integ