Cancer - Expert clinical advisory groups

The East Midlands Cancer Alliance currently has a large number of site-specific advisory groups; each one is dedicated to improving services for a specific type of cancer or tumour type.

The Expert Clinical Advisory Groups bring together clinicians, allied health professionals, and other healthcare staff from across the East Midlands, who are involved in the care and treatment of a particular cancer type.

Their purpose is to improve and reduce unwarranted variation in the quality, safety, consistency, access, and equity of cancer treatment and care resulting in improved outcomes for all cancer patients throughout the East Midlands.

They do this by:
  • Providing expert clinical advice to Specialist Commissioning and Clinical Commissioning Groups on the implementation of best practice relating to the tumour site for the East Midlands population.
  • Ensuring consensus agreement on patient pathways and that these and clinical guidelines are adhered to across the Cancer Alliance footprint to minimise the risk of variation in access to treatment and patient outcomes.


ECAG Priorities

All ECAG Leads have identified their top three clinical priorities for their group linked to the national cancer strategy for 2017/18.  The East Midlands Cancer Alliance will support each group in the delivery of these priorities, implementing task and finish groups to target this work and make effective use of resources and clinical time.

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Please refer to the menu on the left for further details about each tumour site expert clinical advisory group.