NHS England has published the long awaited National Sarcoma Service Specification which incorporates the National GIST guidelines and is designed to clearly state who should be managing GIST and Sarcoma patient care.
This is the first time that Sarcoma and GIST services have been commissioned to deliver care to patients across England and follows many years of hard work to agree and implement. GIST Support UK are delighted to have been involved in the development of the National GIST Guidelines and consulted during the development of the Sarcoma Service specification. We always recommend that GIST patients are treated by GIST specialists and this is now mandated.
The following link takes you to the National Sarcoma Service Specification.