Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary (HPB) Network Service

The Network Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary (HPB) service and MDT is located at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and has an expert multi-disciplinary team (MDT) that provides the latest treatments for all conditions, including cancers, affecting the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder and pancreas.

HPB Network Site Specific Group (NSSG):

Mr David Chang, Consultant HPB Surgeon from East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, is the Chair of the Lancashire & South Cumbria HPB Network Site Specific Group (NSSG).

The role and purpose of the HPB NSSG is to improve the experience and outcomes of cancer care for HPB 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 HPB cancer services within the Network.

The HPB NSSG will be responsible for:

• The provision of clinical opinion on issues relating to HPB cancer for the Network;
• The development of patient pathways and clinical guidelines;
• The co-ordination and consistency across the network for cancer policy, practice guidelines, audit, research and service development;
• Consulting with the relevant cross-cutting Network groups where applicable.
• Annually review data relating to surgical outcomes, survival, other treatments etc.

Members of the NSSG will be responsible for feeding back information/decisions from the NSSG to their clinical and managerial colleagues.