Head & Neck
Head & Neck Network Site Specific Group
The role and purpose of the Head & Neck NSSG is to improve the experience and outcomes of cancer care for Head & Neck patients in the Greater Midlands Cancer Network. This involves consideration of strategies and plans for service improvement and service development across the patient pathway, incorporating all aspects of care at appropriate stages of the patient’s journey. The aim is to achieve the best possible outcomes and best quality of life for all patients who use Head & Neck cancer services within the Network.
The Head & Neck NSSG:
• Is the Network Board’s primary source of clinical opinion on issues relating to Head & Neck cancer for the Network
• Is the Group with corporate responsibility, delegated by the Network Board, for co-ordination and consistency across the Network for policy, practice guidelines, audit, research and service improvement relating to Head & Neck cancer.
• Will consult with the relevant cross-cutting Network groups on issues involving chemotherapy, cancer imaging, histopathology and laboratory investigation and specialist palliative care; and with the Heads of Service on issues involving radiotherapy.
The group also provides a forum for the exchange of information and the development of collaborative working practices with patient and carers views taken into account in planning and reviewing priorities in Service Improvement plans presented by the NSSG to the Network Board.
Each NSSG has a Constitution and Terms of Reference which are reviewed regularly, they are also responsible for the production of a yearly Workplan and Annual Report, copies of these can be found below
The Head & Neck NSSG will meet at least 3 times a year, details of these meetings including papers and agendas can be found in the Diary Page of the website
Peer Review Measures
To view current Peer Review measures for Head & Neck services please click here