Mr Mohamed Aty, Consultant Gynae-Oncology Surgeon from East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, is the Chair of the Lancashire & South Cumbria Gynaecology Network Site Specific Group (NSSG).
The role and purpose of the Gynae NSSG is to improve the experience and outcomes of cancer care for gynaecology patients in the Lancashire & South Cumbria Cancer Network. This involves consideration of strategies and plans for service improvement and service development across the patient pathway, incorporating all aspects of care at appropriate stages of the patient's journey. The aim is to achieve the best possible outcomes and best quality of life for all patients who use gynaecological cancer services within the Network.
The Gynae NSSG:
- Is the primary source of clinical opinion on issues relating to gynaecological cancer for the Network.
- Is responsible for the development of patient pathways, clinical guideline, audit, research and service development.
- Will consult with the relevant cross-cutting Network groups on issues involving chemotherapy, cancer imaging, histopathology and laboratory investigation and specialist palliative care; and with the Head of Service on issues involving radiotherapy.
Members of the NSSG will be responsible for feeding back information/decisions from the NSSG to their clinical and managerial colleagues.