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There are a wide range of Network Groups that the SCN Cancer Network team either lead, participate, or link into.  In Greater Manchester, the clinical groups are supported through Manchester Cancer Pathway Boards and in Lancs & South Cumbria the clinical groups are supported by the SCN Cancer Network Team.

Over-arching groups: in Greater Manchester the Manchester Cancer Provider Board oversees the work of the Pathway Boards and in Lancs & South Cumbria the Cancer Steering Group oversees the clinical network groups.


Lancashire & South Cumbria Network Groups

Lancashire & South Cumbria Cancer Steering Group

The Network Clinical groups in Lancashire & South Cumbria are overseen by the Cancer Steering Group which is made up of commissioners, service providers, patients, carers and members of the public. It is led by senior clinicians and works with a wide range of partners to improve co-ordination, communication and joint working.

Terms of Reference

The Cancer Network team work closely with the clinical and cross-cutting network groups.  The groups are made up of health professionals from the four Acute Trusts in the Lancashire & South Cumbria footprint and also include patient and carer representatives.  The groups meet three times per year, holding two business meetings and one educational/audit meeting.   The groups develop network clinical guidelines, agree network patient pathways, audit services across the network and produce annual reports and work programmes. They participate annually in a peer review process run by NHS England Quality Surveillance Team which ensures that services are operating at safe levels and conform to national guidance.  The over-arching group for the Network is the Lancashire & South Cumbria Cancer Steering Group which monitors the outcomes from the clinical and cross-cutting Network Groups. 

Clinical & Cross-Cutting Networks Groups