The first specific initiative which the UK Mesothelioma Alliance is leading is the development of a Service Specification and Optimal Pathway for Mesothelioma, similar to that recently developed for NHS England by its Lung Cancer Clinical Expert Group (CEG).
The CEG has given its support for this idea and there are three members of the CEG that have been nominated to sit on the development group (full list to the right). This initiative will be greatly facilitated both by the work done by the CEG on lung cancer and by the recent publication of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) Mesothelioma Guidelines.
The UKMA has identified funds to support the development of these important documents and Professor Michael Peake will chair this development group. The development group met on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 to discuss the first draft of the Service Specification (produced by Professor Peake).
Service Specification and Optimal Pathway for Mesothelioma Development Group
- Anna Bibby - Clinician
- Kevin Blyth - Physician
- Paul Cane – Lung Cancer Clinical Expert Group (CEG)
- Liz Darlison - UKMA
- Patricia Fisher – Clinician
- Kelvin Lau - Surgeon
- Michael Peake - UKMA
- Sanjay Popat – CEG/BTOG
- Robert Rintoul – CEG
- Kimberly Stubbs - Advocate
- Lynne Squibb – Advocate
- Andrew Wilcock – Palliative Care
- Ian Woolhouse – British Thoracic Society