Publication - Advice and guidance

Scottish Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer

Published: 22 Jan 2019

The guidelines support primary care clinicians in identifying patients who are most likely to have cancer and therefore require urgent assessment by a specialist. Equally, they help in identifying patients who are unlikely to have cancer, embedding safety netting as a diagnostic support tool.

Contents
Scottish Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer
Appendix 4: Membership of Guideline Sub Groups

Appendix 4: Membership of Guideline Sub Groups

Urology Sub Group 2018

Peter Hutchison Chair, retired General Practitioner, NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Hugh Brown Vice Chair, General Practitioner, NHS Ayrshire & Arran. Chair of Scottish Primary Care Cancer Group
Andrew Grierson Project Manager, Cancer Access Team, Scottish Government, NHS National Services Scotland
Lorraine Sloan Strategic Partnership Manager, Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Support
Alex Laird Consultant Urologist, NHS Lothian
Seamus Teahan WoSCAN Lead Clinician Cancer and Urological Surgeon, NHS Forth Valley
Adam Gaines Director, Prostate Scotland

Children, Teenagers and Young Adults Sub Group 2018

Peter Hutchison Chair, retired General Practitioner, NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Hugh Brown Vice Chair, General Practitioner, NHS Ayrshire & Arran. Chair of Scottish Primary Care Cancer Group
Andrew Grierson Project Manager, Cancer Access Team, Scottish Government, NHS National Services Scotland
Lorraine Sloan Strategic Partnership Manager, Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Support
Pam Neilson Founding Member and Campaigner, Glow Gold Childhood Cancer Campaign
Pat Hayes Campaigner, Glow Gold Childhood Cancer Campaign
Emma Barron Parent Rep, Glow Gold Childhood Cancer Campaign
Juliette Murray Consultant Breast Surgeon, NHS Lanarkshire
Kirsty Kilpatrick FY2, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Katy Marshall FY2, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Hamish Wallace Professor of Paediatric Oncology, University of Edinburgh & Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Head and Neck Sub Group 2018

Peter Hutchison Chair, retired General Practitioner, NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Hugh Brown Vice Chair, General Practitioner, NHS Ayrshire & Arran. Chair of Scottish Primary Care Cancer Group
Andrew Grierson Project Manager, Cancer Access Team, Scottish Government, NHS National Services Scotland
Catriona Douglas Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Craig Wales Consultant Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Guy Vernham Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, NHS Lothian
Jennifer Montgomery Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Brain and Central Nervous System Sub Group 2018

Peter Hutchison Chair, retired General Practitioner, NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Hugh Brown Vice Chair, General Practitioner, NHS Ayrshire & Arran. Chair of Scottish Primary Care Cancer Group
Andrew Grierson Project Manager, Cancer Access Team, Scottish Government, NHS National Services Scotland
Lorraine Sloan Strategic Partnership Manager, Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Support
Lindsay Campbell Managed Clinical Network (MCN) Manager, West of Scotland Cancer Network (WoSCAN)
Imran Liaquat Consultant Neurosurgeon, NHS Lothian
Val Doherty Clinical Advisor, Cancer Access Team, Scottish Government
Cameron Miller Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Brain Tumour Charity
Sara Twaddle Head of Evidence & Technologies, Director of Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Jenny Bennison General Practitioner, NHS Lothian, Vice Chair of Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

Lung Sub Group 2018

Peter Hutchison Chair, retired General Practitioner, NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Hugh Brown Vice Chair, General Practitioner, NHS Ayrshire & Arran. Chair of Scottish Primary Care Cancer Group
Lorraine Sloan Strategic Partnership Manager, Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Support
John Maclay Consultant Physician, Respiratory Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Joris van der Horst Consultant Respiratory Physician, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Douglas Rigg General Practitioner, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Lorraine Dallas Director of Information and Support, The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Luke Daines Academic General Practitioner
Julie Mencnarowski Clinical Nurse Specialist, NHS Lothian
Mohammed Asif Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Davanand Sharma Consultant Respiratory Physician, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Breast Sub Group 2018

Peter Hutchison Chair, retired General Practitioner, NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Hugh Brown Vice Chair, General Practitioner, NHS Ayrshire & Arran. Chair of Scottish Primary Care Cancer Group
Lorraine Sloan Strategic Partnership Manager, Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Support
Elizabeth Smyth Consultant Breast Surgeon, NHS Grampian
Lawrence Cowan National Manager (Scotland), Breast Cancer Now
Juliette Murray Consultant Breast Surgeon, NHS Lanarkshire
Laura Wilkinson Consultant Radiologist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Mike McKirdy Consultant Breast Surgeon, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Julie Doughty Consultant Breast Surgeon, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Alastair McMurray FY2, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Katy Marshall FY2, NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Lower GI Sub Group 2018

Peter Hutchison Chair, retired General Practitioner, NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Hugh Brown Vice Chair, General Practitioner, NHS Ayrshire & Arran. Chair of Scottish Primary Care Cancer Group
Andrew Grierson Project Manager, Cancer Access Team, Scottish Government, NHS National Services Scotland
Lorraine Sloan Strategic Partnership Manager, Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Support
Graeme Wilson Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, NHS Lothian
Claire Donaghy Head of Scotland, Bowel Cancer UK
Craig Mowat Consultant Gastroenterologist, NHS Tayside
Sandra Melville Lead Pharmacist, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Angus MacDonald Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, NHS Lanarkshire
Jack Winter Consultant Gastroenterologist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Rob Boulton-Jones Consultant Gastroenterologist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Louise Gorman General Practitioner, NHS Forth Valley
David Linden Retired General Practitioner and Clinical Advisor, Cancer Access Team, Scottish Government

Upper GI Sub Group 2018

Peter Hutchison Chair, retired General Practitioner, NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Hugh Brown Vice Chair, General Practitioner, NHS Ayrshire & Arran. Chair of Scottish Primary Care Cancer Group
Andrew Grierson Project Manager, Cancer Access Team, Scottish Government, NHS National Services Scotland
Lorraine Sloan Strategic Partnership Manager, Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Support
Lindsay Campbell Managed Clinical Network (MCN), WoSCAN
Alasdair Macmillan Consultant Gastrointestinal Surgeon, NHS Lothian
Ross Carter Pancreatic Surgeon, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Sami Shimi NOSCAN Clinical Lead, NHS Tayside
Colin Mckay Clinical Director for Surgery, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Andrew Crumley Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon, NHS Forth Valley
Jack Winter Consultant Gastroenterologist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Rob Boulton-Jones Consultant Gastroenterologist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Catherine Pollock Consultant Gastroenterologist, NHS Fife
Jane Moir Nurse Endoscopist, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Fiona Brown Development Manager, Pancreatic Cancer Scotland
Suzy Mercer Development Consultant, Pancreatic Cancer Scotland
Mairi Handy Development Officer, Pancreatic Cancer Scotland
Nik White Head, Pancreatic Cancer UK
Neil Pryde Macmillan Lead Cancer GP, and Cancer Strategy Lead, Specialty Doctor, Palliative Care, NHS Fife
Hamish McRitchie Consultant Radiologist and Clinical Lead for NRTP, NHS Borders
Lorna Porteous General Practitioner Lead for Cancer and Palliative Care in Lothian, Macmillan General Practitioner Advisor (Scotland)
Jenny Bennison General Practitioner, NHS Lothian, Vice Chair of Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
Ben Hall GP Vocational Trainee

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