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Cancer Clinical Groups

This section provides information about each of the clinical groups within the Thames Valley Cancer Strategic Clinical Network dedicated to improving services for a specific cancer or tumour type.

Each group is made up of patient representatives, members of multi-disciplinary teams and other healthcare staff from across the Thames Valley who are involved in the care and treatment of a particular cancer type. This is so that patients with that type of cancer have the best possible outcomes and quality of life.

The purpose of the groups is to ensure cancer services across the Network are being delivered and monitored utilising consistent and appropriate clinical protocols and guidelines, in accordance with Implementing Improving Outcomes Guidance and Peer Review. All the groups are accountable to the Cancer Steering Group. The governance and accountability arrangements are summarised on the diagram below.

Cancer Strategic Clinical Network Clinical Groups Accountability & Governance Structure

The main objectives of the groups are:

  • Agree and assess network standards (including guidelines and protocols) where not covered by nationally mandated   standards (such as by NICE or national service specifications), taking note of nationally recommended standards, such as from Royal College specialty committees etc
  • Review operational delivery of pathways of care between service providers
  • Share best practice, provide education and peer support.
  • Advise on the strategic direction for services
  • To consult with the relevant cross-cutting groups on issues involving chemotherapy, radiotherapy, cancer imaging, histopathology, laboratory investigation and specialist palliative care.

The upcoming Clinical Group meetings are as follows:


Meeting Date Time Venue
Gynaecology 28/02/18 10:00-12:00 Magdalen Centre, Oxford Science Park, OX4 4GA
Colorectal 28/02/18 14:00-16:00 Magdalen Centre, Oxford Science Park, OX4 4GA
Children 02/03/18 13:30-16:00 Room 2b, Postgraduate Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU
Chemotherapy 07/03/18 14:00-16:00 Magdalen Centre, Oxford Science Park, OX4 4GA
Brain and CNS 21/03/18 14:00-16:00 Cancer Centre Meeting Room 3, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LE
Lung 12/04/18 14:00-16:00 TBC
Upper GI 09/05/18 10:00-12:00 TBC
Acute Oncology 10/05/18 10:00-12:00 TBC
Urology 15/05/18 10:00-12:00 TBC
Skin 16/05/18 09:30-11:30 TBC
Head and Neck 18/05/18 09:00-11:00 Blenheim Head & Neck Unit Outpatient Meeting Room, Churchill Hospital, Old Rd, Headington OX3 7LE
Breast 23/05/18 14:00-16:00 TBC
Radiotherapy 18/06/18 10:00-12:00 TBC

Please click on a cancer type listed on the right for further information.