Clinical Quality Groups

The Clinical Quality Groups (CQGs) are the source of expert clinical and professional advice on a wide range of cancer services issues.

CQGs adopt an evidence- based approach, incorporating national best-practice guidance into local practice to ensure common standards and pathways for cancer patients.

In Cheshire & Merseyside Clinical Quality Groups are established for tumour-specific pathways and cross cutting themes such as diagnostics, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and acute oncology.

The role of the CQG is to ensure co-ordination of the cancer pathway and consistency of clinical practice irrespective of where treatment is provided. Areas that the CQGs focus on include:

  • Identifying and raising awareness of population needs
  • Service monitoring including clinical performance and patient outcomes
  • Workforce development
  • Increasing research capacity
  • Implementation of clinical guidelines
  • Development of local pathways and service specifications
  • Responding to concerns or inequalities raised through monitoring processes
  • Advising on matters relating to service reconfiguration

Each CQG has a nominated lead/chair who works with the Cancer Alliance Medical Director to ensure the development and delivery of work plans for each group.

Please direct any enquiries to: ccf-tr.admin.cmca@nhs.net


CQG Terms of Reference

All CQG documents are currently being updated.  For urgent enquiries, please contact the Alliance directly by email:

ccf-tr.admin.cmca@nhs.net  


Brain & Central Nervous System

Chair - Mr Andrew Brodbelt, Consultant Neurosurgeon

Agenda Meeting 29th November 2018

Notes & Action Log Meeting 29th November 2018

Date of Next Meetings:

Brain and CNS

MAY

17/05/2019

Fri

3:00pm -5:00pm

ITU Seminar Room, Walton Centre

Brain and CNS NOV 29/11/2019 Fri 3:00pm -5:00pm ITU Seminar Room, Walton CentreITU Seminar Room, Walton CentreITU Sminar Room, Walton Centre

 

Documents & Pathways

Acromegaly Pathways January 2019

CNFPAs Pathway January 2019

Cushings Disease Pathways January 2019

Prolactinomas Pathways January 2019

Breast

Chair- Dr Maria Callaghan, Consultant Surgeon

Date of Next Meeting:

Breast

JUNE

13/06/2019

Thurs

2:00pm - 4:00pm

L&D Room 1&2 Aintree Hospital

Children

Chair- Dr Lisa Howell, Consultant Oncologist

Date of next Meetings:

 Children

JUL

02/07/2019

Tues

14:30 -16:30

Room 6, Mezzanine, Alder Hey Hospital

Children JAN 22/01/2020 Tues 14:30-16:30

Room 6, Mezzanine, Alder Hey Hospital

 

Documents & Pathways

Guidelines for the Management & Prevention of Infection

Vaccination CCLG

 

 

           
         

 

Colorectal

Chair - Dr Liviu Titu , Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Agenda Meeting 6th March 2019

Notes & Action Log Meeting 6th March 2019

Date of Next Meeting:

Colorectal

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

Gynaecology

Chair - Dr Robert Macdonald, Gynaecological Consultant

Date of Next Meeting:

Gynae

OCT 11/10/2019

FRI

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Liverpool Women's Hospital,MDT ROOM

 

Documents and Pathways

Oncological Management of Cervical Cancer

Endometrial Cancer Guidelines

Follow up for Gynaecological Cancers

Gynaecological Oncology Onward Referral Pathway

Vulval Cancer Guidelines

Ovarian Clinical Guidelines

Head & Neck

Chair- Dr Caroline Brammer, Oncology  Consultant

Date of Next Meeting:

 

TBA

Haematology

 

Chair- Dr Amit Patel, Consultant & Honorary Senior Lecturer in Stem Cell Transplantation/Cellular Therapy & Intensive Care Medicine

Current Trials Pathways - Updated October 2019

Leukaemia Pathways

Lymphoma & CLL Pathways

Myeloma Pathways

Stem Cell Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Pathways

Agreed Pathways and Guidelines - Updated October 2019

Acute Leukaemia

Autograft Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Referral Proforma

Allograft Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Referral Proforma

BSBMT Indications Table Updated October 2019

Burkitt Lymphoma 2019 SIG

CAR T Application form ALL

CAR T Lymphoma Application Form

Cheshire & Merseyside Haematology MDT Structure

CLL 2019 SIG

CM Lymphoma June 2019

CML Pathway

Definitions for Disease Status and Response Lymphoma CLL

Definitions for Disease Status and Response - CLL

EBMT Response Criteria for Myeloma

Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma SIG

Disease Status at SCT - Lymphoma

Gastric MALToma 2019 SIG

Hairy Cell Leukaemia

JCO

Lymphoma June 2019

Referral into Acute Leukaemia Service

MPN June 2019

MDS Pathway July 2019

Myelofibrosis Pathway

Myeloma Pathway June 2019

Patient Transplant Referral Pathway

Haematology CQG Agenda's & Notes

Haematology CQG Notes and Action Log 25 04 2019

Haematology CQG AGENDA 09 10 2019

Haematology CQG Notes and Action Log 09 10 2019

Appendices from Notes and Action Log 09 10 2019

BSBMT Audit

http://http://bsbmt.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/BSBMT-Indications-Table-Updated-October-20131.pdf

Action Log

JACIE Audit

NHSE Dashboard

Trial Data

Trial Data

Special Interest Groups

 

Date of Next Meeting:

Haematology

APR

23/04/2020

THUR

14.00-16:00

 Education Centre RLH,  Royal

Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic

Chair- Dr Nick Stern, Consultant Hepatologist

Date of Next Meeting:

HpB

JUL

15/07/2019

MON

15:00-17:00

 Clinical Sciences Building Room 211 Aintree Hospital

 

Documents and Pathways

Liver, Pancreas and Bile Duct Referral Pathway

Pancreas Dataset

Guidelines for the Management of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours

IPMN Management of Non- Inflammatory Pancreatic Cysts

Liver Transplantation Guidelines

 

Lung

Chair- Dr Julie Hendry, Respiratory Physician

Date of Next Meeting:

Lung

FEB

08/02/2019

WED

14:00-17:00

RLUH Education Centre Seminar Room 3 + 4

Oesophageal

Chair - Dr Iftikhar Khan, Consultant Surgeon

Date of Next Meeting:

Oesophageal

JUNE

04/06/2019

TUES

13:00-15:00

Seminar Room 3, Education Centre, Royal Liverpool

 

Pathology

Chair - Prof. Tim Helliwell, Consultant Histopathologist

Agenda Meeting 19th February 2019

Notes & Action Log Meeting 19th February 2019

Date of Next Meeting:

Pathology

JULY

09/07/2019

Tues

14:30-17:00

Aintree Hospital

Psychology

Chair - Dr Dominic Bray, Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist

Chair - Clare Byrne, Lead Cancer Nurse

Date of Next Meeting:

(To be Advised)

Radiology

Chair - Dr Jonathan Wide, Consultant Radiologist

Date of Next Meeting:

Radiology-

Education Event

MAR

25/03/2019

MON

09:00-13:00

Aintree Hospital Lecture Room

 

 

Sarcoma

Chair- Dr Nasim Ali, Consultant Medical Oncologist

Date of Next Meeting:

Sarcoma

JUNE

06/06/2019

THUR

14:30-16:30

Royal Liverpool Hospital - Room TBC

 

 

 

Skin

Chair- Dr Rowan Pritchard Jones, Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon & CCIO Whiston Hospital

Documents

Skin Cancer Guidelines

Date of Next Meeting:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skin          
           
Teenage & Young Adult

Chair- Laura Elder, Teenage Cancer Trust Lead Nurse for TYA

Date of Next Meeting:

TYA

NOV 21/11/2019

THUR

14:00-16:00

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Wirral.  Room 6 JKD Building

 

Pathways & Guidelines

Clinical Referral/Notification to the Teenage and Young Adults Cancer MDT

Urology

Chair - Mr Mahmoud Elfar, Consultant Urological Surgeon

Date of Next Meeting:

Urology

JULY

25/07/2019

Thurs

 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Aintree Hospital - Room TBC