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National Cancer Quality Steering Group

As a sub group of the Scottish Cancer Taskforce, the National Cancer Quality Steering Group:

  • Provide strategic leadership to deliver the commitments in Better Cancer Care which relate to quality improvement in cancer services
  • To ensure that all quality related work streams relating to cancer that are being progressed by other sub groups of the Scottish Cancer Taskforce and NHS organisations/Government Departments are co-ordinated and aligned with the agreed cancer national quality framework


The National Cancer Quality Steering Group is chaired by Dr Hilary Dobson, Regional Cancer Lead Clinician, West of Scotland Cancer Network. Membership includes representatives from the three regional cancer networks, Health Improvement Scotland, the Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Government. Representatives from other organisations are invited to meetings on an ad hoc basis according to the agenda.

Action notes and NCQSG Bulletins

The action notes of past National Cancer Quality Steering Group meetings are now available, together with National Cancer Quality Steering Group bulletins. Please note that there is always a delay in publishing action notes, since notes taken from a meeting must be formally agreed by the group at the subsequent meeting before they become a public document: