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1 Trust Cancer Lead Clinician
Presented by: Professor Clem F. Kiire – MD, FRCP Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust 15 September 2008

2 Southport & Ormskirk Hospital Trust Background
A merger of two trusts, formerly West Lancashire NHS Trust and Southport & Formby Trust took place on 1 April 1999; the new Trust being named Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust consists of two hospitals, one in Southport (Southport & Formby District General Hospital) and one in Ormskirk (Ormskirk & District General Hospital), some eight miles apart. The Trust provides a wide range of clinical services to the resident population of Southport & Formby and Ormskirk and surrounding districts, the catchment population being approximately 240,000 – the figure being equally divided between the two areas.

3 Cancer Management Team Structure

4 Cancer Services

5 Trust Cancer Lead Clinician Main Duties
Ensure site specific specialist MDTs are established. Ensure there are mechanisms in place for the care of cancer patients to be formally reviewed by a specialist MDT either through direct assessment or through formal discussion with the team by the responsible clinician. Ensure there is adequate non-surgical oncology support for cancer care. In collaboration with the Lead Nurse, Lead Manager and other colleagues, supports and advises on the implementation of the national cancer services standards.

6 Trust Cancer Lead Clinician Main Duties Cont:
Work with the Lead Nurse and Lead Manager to co-ordinate the preparation for peer review visits, including self-assessment against the national standards. Work with the Lead Nurse and Lead Manager to ensure the implementation of the resulting action plans for continuous quality improvement. To take part in the NHS Trust’s clinical governance activities which are of relevance to the cancer services of the Unit. Ensure arrangements are in place for audit and continuing medical education with reference to cancer services.

7 Trust Cancer Lead Clinician Main Duties Cont:
Meet regularly with colleagues from cancer centres/units and primary care representatives within the network to enable working to uniform standards. Meet regularly with at least some representation from the community (eg patients and users and representatives). Advise on and support the development of data collection on cancer services, in collaboration with the Cancer Registry and with cancer services in the network. Develop the network wide services of the Cancer Unit

8 MDT Lead Clinician Responsibilities
Ensure that objectives of MDT working (as laid out in Manual of Cancer Service Standards) are met: To ensure that designated specialists work effectively together in teams such that decisions regarding all aspects of diagnosis, treatment and care of individual patients and decisions regarding the team’s operational policies are multidisciplinary decisions. To ensure mechanisms are in place to support entry of eligible patients into clinical trials, subject to patients giving fully informed consent.

9 MDT Lead Clinician Responsibilities continued:
Ensure that target of 100% of cancer patients discussed at the MDT is met. To ensure that care is given according to recognised guidelines (including guidelines for onward referrals) with appropriate information being collected to inform clinical decision making and to support clinical governance/audit. Overall responsibility for ensuring that MDT meeting and team meet Peer Review Quality Measures.

10 MDT Lead Clinician Responsibilities continued:
Ensure attendance levels of core members are maintained, in line with Quality Measures. Provide link to CNG, either by attendance at meetings or by nominating another MDT member to attend. Lead on, or nominate lead for service improvement.

11 MDT Lead Clinician Responsibilities continued:
Organise and chair annual meeting examining functioning of team and reviewing operational policies, and collate any activities that are required to ensure optimal functioning of the team (e.g. training for team members). Ensure MDT’s activities are audited and results documented Ensure that the outcomes of the meeting are clearly recorded and clinically validated and that appropriate data collection is supported. Ensure target of communicating MDT outcomes to primary care is met.

12 Management Meetings Internal External
Chair – Cancer Lead Clinicians’ Group (meets 3 x year) Cancer Services Manager - weekly update meetings Tumour Groups: Breast (meets 2 x year) Colorectal/Upper GI (quarterly) Urology (3 x year) Lung (quarterly) Gynaecology (quarterly) External PCT Locality Implementation Team meetings Merseyside & Cheshire Cancer Network:- Taskforce Group Lead Clinician/CNG Clinical Network Groups

13 Multi-disciplinary Teams (MDTs)
Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has well-established MDT’s in the following specialties. In addition, members of the teams also provide input into specialist multi-disciplinary teams (MDT’s) within the Network. Colorectal Upper Gastrointestinal (Liver & Pancreatic input into Aintree Hospitals & Royal Liverpool Hospital sMDTs) Breast Urology Lung Gynaecology (input into Liverpool Women’s Hospital sMDT) Haematology (input into Aintree Hospitals sMDT) Skin (input into Royal Liverpool/Broadgreen sMDT) Head and Neck (input into Aintree Hospitals sMDT)

14 Ten Most Common Cancers
Southport & Formby Residents Pie chart of the 10 most common cancers occurring in Southport & Formby residents, Source: North West Cancer Intelligence Service (NWCIS) – data based on PCT geographic boundaries as at

15 Ten Most Common Cancers
West Lancashire Residents Pie chart of the 10 most common cancers occurring in West Lancashire residents, Source: North West Cancer Intelligence Service (NWCIS) – data based on PCT geographic boundaries as at

16 Cancer Waiting Time Targets
During 2007/08 the Trust was successful in delivering all of the National Cancer Treatment Times targets. This was achieved following detailed work to streamline patient pathways, examine capacity and demand, establish a tracking system for all cancer patients and adopt other service improvement methodology. Targets Met 14 Day Target - (A 2 week maximum wait for urgent GP referrals) – 100% compliance maintained throughout the year. 31 Day Target - (A maximum waiting time of 1 month from diagnosis to treatment for all cancers) – Exceeded the national standard of 98% and England average performance, by achieving an overall compliance of 99.6%. 62 Day Target - (A maximum waiting time of 2 months from urgent GP referral to treatment for all cancers) – Exceeded the national standard of 95% and England average performance, by achieving an overall compliance of 97.6%.

17 Extended waiting times standards
By Dec patients will wait no longer than 31 days for second or subsequent surgery & chemotherapy. By Dec 2008 – all patients with a suspected cancer detected through screening programmes or by a hospital consultant will be treated within 62 days. By Dec all women referred by their GP with breast symptoms will be seen within 2 weeks. By Dec 2010 – where radiotherapy is a second or subsequent treatment this will be done within 31 days.

18 Peer Review The Cancer Peer Review programme aims to improve care for people with cancer & their families. The process involves teams of specialist reviewers who are responsible for making judgements on the level of compliance against National Measures for each of the tumour sites. Qualitative elements of care & treatment are explored, including governance, leadership, teamwork, research, patient involvement & end of life care. Following the two day Peer Review visit to the Hospital Trust in Autumn 2005 the final report highlighted that the review team considered the Locality/NHS Hospital Trust as an exemplar in its approach to Cancer Services Peer Review and its Palliative Care Services in particular. The service also had a successful peer review appraisal visit in 2007.

19 Trust Cancer Lead Clinician
In Summary: Essentially the role is that of Lead Clinician for a Hospital Trust. Reporting to the Executive Director for Cancer, the Lead Clinician will ensure that cancer services are managed and organised effectively to support high quality care. The role is to provide clear leadership of the cancer unit and working with the Lead Manager and Lead Nurse to deliver the increasing agenda set out in the National Cancer Plan and Cancer Services Standards.

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