CCN Lung Cancer Steering Group Terms of Reference

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c/- Funding Division
MidCentral District Health Board
PO Box 2056
Palmerston North
P | 06 350 8622
F | 06 350 8926
E | [email protected]
CCN Lung Cancer Steering Group
Terms of Reference
1. Purpose
 To plan, develop and work with providers to implement best practice in the
total management of lung cancer in accordance with the recommendations of
the NZ Cancer Control Strategy Action Plan, national cancer standards and
any other guidance relating to lung cancer.
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To promote a co-ordinated and consistent approach to the delivery of care,
ensuring equity of access to high quality services across the CCN.
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To provide regional cancer service providers with advice and guidance for the
distribution of resources across the Network to ensure commissioning of
services is in the best interest of cancer patients.
CCN Lung Cancer Steering Group will link closely with like steering groups in the
other cancer networks and any relevant work occurring nationally to maximise
opportunities for shared learning and the development of consistent approaches to
addressing systems issues.
2. Responsibilities
 To involve service providers within the cancer control continuum, NGO,
Maori, Pacific Island and consumers in the development of quality lung cancer
services.
 By using the Victoria Lung Patient Management Framework as a guide, agree
how a given patient should be clinically managed (which modality of
treatment, rather than detailed regimens or surgical techniques etc).
 To guide the development of a 3 year service delivery plan for lung cancer in
collaboration with regional cancer service providers which identifies short,
medium and long term initiatives to address system issues
 To agree a minimum dataset for lung cancer taking into account national and
specialist guidance.
 To develop and monitor key indicators within the system eg waiting times,
access to MDM
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To reach agreement of mechanisms for auditing lung cancer clinical practice
and outcomes against national standards.
To discuss results of any Network audits for lung cancer.
To promote a list of clinical trials for lung cancer, into which patients
managed by the MDTs for lung cancer in the CCN may be entered.
To have as part of the regular meeting programme, at least one meeting per
year at which lung cancer clinical research and trial entry is reviewed and to
which representatives of a range of disciplines are invited.
To assess the current patient information available to support the patient
pathway and recommend modifications if required.
To monitor and advise on the development, implementation and co-ordination
of Tobacco Control initiatives across the region
3. Membership
Membership of the CCN Lung Cancer Steering Group should be multidisciplinary,
inclusive of service providers from all parts of the cancer control continuum, NGO,
Maori, Pacific Island and Consumer. The CCN Network Manager and one of the
Clinical Directors will be ex-officio members.
5.Chair
The CCN Lung Cancer Steering Group will elect a Chair.
6. Accountability
The CCN Lung Cancer Steering Group is accountable to the CCN governance group.
Reporting will be via meeting minutes and regular project updates.
The group will be provided with project management and administration resource to
facilitate its work programme
7. Frequency
The CCN Lung Cancer Steering Group will formally meet on a quarterly basis
however consultation via email / teleconferencing will also occur periodically as the
project develops.
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