Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI)

Upper gastrointestinal (upper GI) cancers include oesophageal cancer, stomach cancer, small bowel cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer and cancers of the biliary system.

The overall aims of the Upper GI ECAG are to provide specialist advice and guidance to the East Midlands Cancer Alliance, Clinical Commissioning Groups and the Specialist Commissioning Group (SCG) on the standards of service for patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer reflecting current best practice and opportunities for development.

The Upper GI ECAG will aim to ensure that patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer receive high quality equitable cancer care throughout the East Midlands Cancer Alliance regardless of geography or socio-economic factors and will, wherever possible, endeavour to improve the standard of care provided.

Mr David Exon
Consultant Upper GI Surgeon
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Future meeting dates:

December 2018 (tbc)

Key documents
pdfClinical guidelines (in review)

Healthcare pathway
docxUpper gastrointestinal pathway
pdfUpper gastrointestinal pathway commissioning guidelines