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Ireland. Department of Health. (2019) National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026: implementation report 2018. Dublin: Department of Health.

PDF (National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026 - Implementation report)
PDF (National Cancer Strategy - Key performance indicators: December 2018) - Supplemental Material

The report sets out the progress achieved on the implementation of the 52 recommendations of the Strategy and the degree to which the key performance indicators are being met.

Prevention and Early Diagnosis highlights include:
• legislation on standardised retail packaging for tobacco;
• the passage of the Public Health Alcohol Act 2018;
• the integration of cancer prevention into the messaging under the Healthy Ireland Initiative;
• progress towards a national skin cancer prevention plan; and
• the uptake rates for cancer screening.

Highlights in Treatment and Survivorship include:
• new posts in medical and surgical oncology;
• the commissioning of 2 new linear accelerators in St Luke’s Hospital;
• the progress of construction work on a new radiation oncology centre in Cork University Hospital towards completion in Q1 2019;
• publication of a Model of Care for Oral Anti-Cancer Medications
• the commencement of the roll-out of a National Cancer Information System;
• the progress being made by Working Groups on Survivorship and Psycho-Oncology;
• the appointment of a National Clinical Lead for psycho-oncology; and
• establishment of a Cancer Patient Advisory Committee.

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