The Standards of Service Provision for Lung Cancer Patients in New Zealand have been developed to ensure that people with lung cancer receive the best possible care, regardless of where they live. The standards include requirements for investigation, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care. They also specify waiting times for lung cancer treatment, and promote a multidisciplinary approach to treatment planning.
The standards were originally developed and published in provisional form on the Ministry website in 2011. The Ministry provided additional funding to the Midland Cancer Network to support the NLCWG to update and finalise the standards.