Haematology Cancer Optimal Pathway Group

The group provides strategic oversight for the improvement of haematology cancer outcomes and patient experience across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. By taking a whole pathway and systemwide approach the group implements and supports:

  • Urgent responses to pressures recently seen with COVID-19
  • National cancer priorities outlined in the in the NHS 5 Year Forward View and NHS Long Term Plan (screening, early diagnosis, delivery of the Rapid Diagnostic Centres and Personalised Care interventions.)
  • Development and update of the local clinical guidelines

The group is newly established and plans to meet three times a year, as well as host an educational event, where shared learning and best practice is presented to a wider networked audience.

Current priority areas for the group are:

  • To develop a regional approach for streamlining the follow up of haematological cancers
  • To consider how MDT meetings can be streamlined and made more time efficient in line with local recommendations and national guidance
  • To review vetting and triage approaches, sharing best practice as well as developing 2ww referral forms to support decision making
  • To develop online patient information
  • To review the consultant out of hours service to determine if a regional approach is feasible
  • To identify improvements to support diagnostics e.g. vetting and triage, requesting specific tests in primary care.

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To view the calendar of meetings and events, click here