Governance

The Cancer Alliance is governed by an overarching board which meets quarterly, a two-monthly programme board and five subject specific groups that reflect our programme of work. We have an active patient and carer network from which representatives are drawn to have a role in our governance.

Our clinical networks

The Cancer Alliance convenes Tumour Working Groups and Expert Reference Groups to bring together clinicians and others connected to cancer care in north central London.

Tumour Working Groups (TWGs) bring local NHS trusts together to support and implement the north central London strategy for cancer care, with a focus on delivery. Membership comprises a clinical and operational lead from each local hospital trust.

Expert Reference Groups (ERGs) ensure clinical best practice, innovation and knowledge sharing. They focus on developing recommendations for the Alliance’s governance. In addition to clinical and operational leads, membership of each group includes professional representatives from specialist nursing and primary care, and a person living with cancer.

In addition to these tumour and expert level groups, there is one Clinical Forum at which each group is represented by a clinical lead. The Clinical Forum provides advice to the Alliance on clinical strategy and addresses cross-cutting issues that affect multiple cancer pathways.

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