National Lung Cancer Work Programme

The Ministry of Health has contracted the Midland Cancer Network to provide secretariat and project management support for the National Lung Cancer Working Group.  The purpose of the Working Group is to:

  1. promote a nationally co-ordinated and consistent approach to the prevention, early detection and delivery of care for primary thoracic malignancy patients, promoting equitable, timely and quality care for all patients and whanau/family.
  2. actively support Smokefree 2025 vision recognising smoking is the greatest risk factor for lung cancer.

National Lung Cancer Working Group Clinical Chair: John Childs

Secretariat / Project Support: Lydia Rickard and Jan Smith, Midland Cancer Network

The National Lung Cancer Work Programme is to:

  • develop a national guidance for follow-up and supportive care of lung cancer patients after curative-intent therapy
  • develop a national guidance and an implementation plan for early detection of lung cancer



National Lung Cancer Working Group Terms of Reference (need to be updated)

Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Toolkit - September 2015

Atlas of Variation 

Faster Cancer Treatment High Suspicion of Cancer Definitions - April 2016

Standards of Service Provision for Lung Cancer Patients in New Zealand - 2016