New Manual V. 3.0 is ready

03 Dec 2019

The OECI is very proud to present the new Manual version 3.0 (see attachment to this news item). In the Manual you will find a detailed description of the Accreditation & Designation process in 10 steps. Also you will find a description of the activities of the specific roles in the A&D process. The Qualitative Standards and Quantitative questionnaire, including a list with Requested documents which need to be translated into English, are also part of the Manual.

As from the 1st of January 2020 it is only possible to apply for the OECI A&D Programme based upon the standards in Manual 3.0 via the e-tool ( New applicants can apply via (then go to the Application form via How to Apply in the Menu).

The OECI A&D Programme is widely recognised as the only cancer accreditation programme which includes cancer centres/institutes in almost every country in Europe. It is also the only cancer quality programme whose standards have been accredited by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua). Manual 3.0 is the result of a successful collaboration among the A&D Programme, OECI Members, centres/institutes in the A &D Programme, and auditors involved in the peer review process. It builds on OECI’s 11 successful years of experience in cancer quality systems in Europe.

Simon Oberst, Chair of the A&D Board says:

“We thank all the experts, organisations and cancer centres/institutes who have provided insight and critique of the Standards and quantitative measures proposed in this Manual 3.0. Special thanks go to external representatives of European Cancer Organisations involved in care, research and education, namely EORTC, EONS, EACS, ECCO, ESSO, ESTRO, ESMO, Cancer Core Europe and Cancer Prevention Europe who contributed to the discussions on the revision of the Manual.

Very special thanks to those organisations representing cancer patients and their caregivers – who are the real goal and purpose of the improvements in cancer diagnosis, research and treatment envisaged by these Standards - namely the European Cancer Leagues, and the European Cancer Patient Coalition. Their input has resulted in a set of Standards which set probably the highest bar of patient-centred cancer care in the world”.

For more information, please contact:
Harriët Blaauwgeers (
Willien Westerhuis (