Statement on new NICE guidelines for the treatment of brain tumours


Tina Mitchell Skinner, founder and CEO of the charity Brain Tumour Support, has welcomed the new guidelines for the management of primary and secondary brain tumours and brain metastases published today by NICE. “The revised guidelines feature guidance for clinicians about documenting discussions with patients and carers with respect to health and social care support,” said Ms Mitchell Skinner. “They recommend that there should be a record of psychological, cognitive, physical, spiritual and emotional issues. This is extremely important for the people we support.” “At Brain Tumour Support, we see on a daily basis the complex and profound impact that a brain tumour, benign or malignant, can have on the lives of not only the patients but also their loved ones. It is so important that clinicians recognise and document this so that everyone can see the most up-to-date information and the relevant options available, enabling patients to receive the best care.” “However, ideally we would like to see these guidelines go one step further and follow through to primary care. Therefore, as a patient-focused charity, we will continue to look at how we can develop our services and assist our families to make better decisions about their treatment and care in accordance with the new NICE guidance.” 

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