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Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is pleased to act as Secretariat for the Lung Cancer Clinical Expert Group (CEG).

The Lung Cancer CEG comprises an enthusiastic and committed expert group of people, including clinicians with busy clinical practices and knowledge of the “front line”, nationally and internationally recognised academics, commissioners, patient and public representatives and nurses.

Lung Cancer Clinical Expert Group members:

Prof David Baldwin – Respiratory Physician, East Midlands / Lung Cancer CEG Chair
Prof Sam Janes – Chest Physician and Scientist, Early Detection, London / Lung Cancer CEG Vice Chair
Mrs Diana Borthwick – Clinical Nurse Specialist in Lung Cancer / former Chair of National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses
Dr Julie Hendry – Respiratory Physician, Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Network
Dr David Gilligan – Clinical Oncologist, East of England
Dr Andrew Bates – Clinical Oncologist, Southampton
Dr Anand Devaraj – Thoracic Radiologist, London
Mrs Sue Maughn – Commissioning Director-Cancer, East London Health and Care Partnership (NELSTP)
Dr Amelia Randle – GP The Park Surgery, Shepton Mallet / Clinical Lead SWAG Cancer Alliance
Dr Paul Cane – Consultant Histopathologist, London
Prof Denis Talbot – Professor of Cancer Medicine, University of Oxford, Thames Valley Cancer Network
Dr Imran Husain – Consultant Respiratory Physician, West Midlands
Dr Sanjay Popat – Consultant Medical Oncologist, Royal Marsden Hospital
Dr Yvonne Summers – Medical Oncologist, The Christie and UHSM Manchester
Dr Andrew Wilcock – Clinical Reader in Palliative Medicine and Medical Oncology, Nottingham
Mr Martin Grange – Patient Representative, Hampshire
Mrs Michele McMahon – Patient Representative, Liverpool
Mrs Janette Rawlinson – Patient Representative, West Midlands / European Lung Foundation Lung cancer patient advisory group / NCRI Clinical Studies Group (lung cancer) consumer member / BTOG steering committee member, CRUK SMP board member (patient representative) / Lay member Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG
Dr Robert Rintoul – Reader in Thoracic Oncology, University of Cambridge / Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge
Dr Jeremy Killen – Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, North of England
Dr Sion Barnard – Thoracic Surgeon / Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Mr Doug West – Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Bristol
Dr Neil Bayman – Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Greater Manchester
Mrs Barbara Gill – Programme Lead ACE, NHSE / CRUK
Dr Vytis Dudzevicius – Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, London / Lung MDT Lead and Lung Cancer Lead Clinician
Mrs Vanessa Beattie – Clinical Nurse Specialist in Lung Cancer / National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses Chair
Mrs Karen Clayton – Macmillan Lung Cancer Lead Nurse, East Cheshire NHS Trust / NLCFN
Dr Matthew Evison – Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Manchester / Director of the Lung Pathway Board for Greater Manchester Cancer
Dr Ian Woolhouse – Respiratory Physician, Chair of West Midlands Lung Expert Advisory Group
The NOLCP was developed with the assistance of further expert clinicians:
Dr Sadia Anwar – Consultant Respiratory Physician, Nottingham
Dr Matthew Callister – Consultant Respiratory Physician, Leeds
Dr Paul Beckett – Consultant Respiratory Physician, Derby
Prof Mick Peake – Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine / National Clinical Lead, NHS Cancer Improvement/ Clinical Lead, National Cancer Intelligence Network

The National Cancer Clinical Steering Group have now formally approved the new clinical pathway advice produced by the Lung Cancer CEG.

The purpose of these documents is to inform and support decision making by cancer alliances in relation to services and clinical pathways for lung cancer. The recommendations address the whole cancer pathway from prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and care to living with and beyond cancer.

The following documents are available to download

Standards of Care for Lung Cancer

Clinical advice for the provision of lung cancer services

Lung Cancer Implementation Guide

National Optimal Lung Cancer Pathway

Lung Nodules and Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring