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

For details of the CQG meeting dates and times click here


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

 

Date of Next Meetings:

TBC

 

Documents & Pathways

Acromegaly Pathways January 2019

CNFPAs Pathway January 2019

Cushings Disease Pathways January 2019

Prolactinomas Pathways January 2019

Breast
Children
Colorectal

Chair - Mr Chris Barben

 

Date of Next Meeting:

Monday 7th September 2020

 

Colorectal Optimal Pathway v0.9 Feb 20

GIST Pathway update June 2020

Gynaecology
Head & Neck

Chair- Dr Caroline Brammer, Oncology  Consultant

Date of Next Meeting:

 

 

 

Haematology

 

Chair- TBC

Date of Next Meeting:

TBC

Current Trials Pathways - Updated February 2020

Myeloma

Stem Cell transplantation and cellular therapy

Leukeamia

Lymphoma

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

Agreed Pathways and Guidelines - Updated February 2020

Hodgkins Lympoma III IV SIGv2

Hogkins Lymphoma less Fit SIG

Mantle Cell Lymphoma SIG

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

 

 

Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic

Chair- Dr Nick Stern, Consultant Hepatologist

Date of Next Meeting:

Monday 7th September 2020

 

Documents and Pathways

Liver, Pancreas and Bile Duct Referral Pathway

Pancreas Dataset

Guidelines for the Management of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours

IPMN Management v9.

Liver Transplantation Guidelines

 

Lung

Chair- Andrew Wight Consultant Respiratory Physician

 

Date of Next Meeting:

Wednesday 11th November

 

Oesophageal

Chair - Dr Iftikhar Khan, Consultant Surgeon

05/11/19 OG CQG Meeting minutes/actions

 

Date of Next Meeting:

TBC

 

Pathology

Chair - Prof. Tim Helliwell, Consultant Histopathologist

 

Date of Next Meeting:

 

Psychology

Chair - Dr Dominic Bray, Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist

Chair - Clare Byrne, Lead Cancer Nurse

Date of Next Meeting:TBC

 

Radiology

Chair - Dr Jonathan Wide, Consultant Radiologist

 

Date of Next Meeting: TBC

 

 

Sarcoma

Chair- Dr Nasim Ali, Consultant Medical Oncologist

 

Date of Next Meeting:

Thursday 10th December 2020

 

Pathways & Guidelines Updated June 2020

Skin

Chair- TBC

 

Skin CQG 10.10.19 Notes/Action log

 

Date of Next Meeting: TBC

 

Documents

Skin Cancer Guidelines

 

Teenage & Young Adult

Chair- Shared between the following;

Dr Farida Alam, Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr Nasim Ali, Consultant Medical Onocologist

Dr Nagesh Kalakonda, Consultant Haematoncologist

Date of Next Meeting:

TBC

 

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: TBC