Tumour Specific Work Groups

Midland

National

Development of national tumour standards

 

The Ministry of Health is funding the establishment of eight tumour stream working groups for one year to develop tumour specific standards.

 

Tumour specific standards:

·            ensure patients receive timely and good quality care throughout their cancer journey and the same standard of care regardless of where they live

·            enable the development of efficient and sustainable best practice management

·            promote a nationally coordinated and consistent approach to service provision.

  

Timed standards are needed to guide service provision as DHBs work to implement the Faster Cancer Treatment wait time indicators. Faster cancer treatment indicators are a new developmental measure that takes a patient pathway approach across both surgical and non-surgical cancer treatment with a focus on patients getting faster access to  assessment, diagnostic and treatment services from the time their cancer diagnosis is suspected and they are referred to secondary care.

 

The four regional cancer networks have been assigned to provide support to the clinical work groups developing the standards.

 

The tumour specific standards are expected to be consistent with the Standards for Service Provision for Lung Cancer Patients in New Zealand which were developed by the National Lung Cancer Working Group and published in August 2011. 

 

Timeframe for completion of tumour-specific standards: 30 June 2013.

 


Tumour stream

Network

Clinical chair

Project manager

Working group members from Midland Cancer Network region

Bowel

Southern

Professor Frank Frizelle

Emma Bell

Emma.Bell@SouthernCancer Network.org.nz

Dr Jim Brooker

Mr Simi Lolohea

Dr Nina Scott

Judy Warren

Breast

Midland

Associate Professor Ian Campbell

Loryn Scanlan

Loryn.Scanlan@waikatodhb.health.nz

 

Raewyn Calvert

Dr Barbara Hochstein

Dr Marion Kuper

Dr Glenys Round

Kiri Peita

Gynaecological

Southern

Associate Professor Peter Sykes

Emma Bell 

Emma.Bell@SouthernCancer Network.org.nz

Stephanie  Campbell-Wilson

Head and neck

Northern

Mr Nick McIvor

Emma Maddren

Emma.Maddren@ndsa.co.nz

 

Dr Michael Jameson

Haematology

Central

Dr Leanne Berkhan (Lymphoma)

Dr Peter Ganly (Myeloma)

Eleanor Whitehead

eleanor.whitehead@midcentral.govt.nz

 

Lymphoma: Dr Humphrey Pullon

Myeloma: Robyn Segedin

Melanoma

Northern

Mr Richard Martin

Emma Maddren

Emma.Maddren@ndsa.co.nz

 

Dr Amanda Oakley

Hepato-Biliary Pancreatoduodenal/ Upper Gastrointestinal

Northern

Professor John Windsor

Sarah Bell

Sarah.Bell@ndsa.co.nz

Dr Frank Weilert

Dr Hermann Van Der Vyver

Sarcoma

Northern

Mr Mike Flint

Sarah Bell

Sarah.Bell@ndsa.co.nz

Dr Cristian Hartopeanu

Thyroid

Northern

Associate Professor Geoff Braatvedt

Emma Maddren

Emma.Maddren@ndsa.co.nz

Berry Allen

 

List of members of the tumour specific clinical working groups, terms of reference and other information is available from the website of the regional cancer network assigned to support the specific tumour stream.

 

For more information on the National Breast Cancer Working Group see …..

 

Other three regional cancer websites are:

     www.northerncancernetwork.org.nz

     www.centralcancernetwork.org.nz

     www.southerncancernetwork.org.nz

 

 

If you have any questions about the national tumour working groups and tumour standards please contact the project manager assigned to the particular tumour working group.