Through effective partnership working, our Optimal Pathway Groups aim to ensure co-ordination and reduce unwarranted variation in outcomes - from prevention, to diagnosis and treatment, to living with and beyond cancer. They work to identify and deliver consistency of clinical practice to achieve the best possible outcomes and experience for patients living with and beyond cancer in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate, irrespective of where they live and where their treatment and care is provided.

The OPGs bring together all relevant stakeholders in relation to specific cancers/groups of cancers, from clinicians, managers, commissioners, primary care, patient representatives, and voluntary sector colleagues, to ensure a holistic approach to improvement. 

Each OPG is led by a Clinical Director - some also have a Vice Chair - and has an agreed programme of work and associated priorities.