Lung Clinical Reference Group

The Lung CRG was originally established in 2005 and has been instrumental in developing guidelines and care pathways for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. This has included an agreed minimum dataset compatible for inclusion in the national lung cancer audit (LUCADA) and completion of the Peer Review of lung cancer services in Northern Ireland.

Meet the Chair

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Mr Niall McGonigle, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, is the Chair of the Lung CRG.

Mr McGonigle returned to Belfast in April 2017, after leading the thoracic surgery and lung cancer services at the internationally renowned Harefield Hospital, London for over 5 years.  His special interest is in minimally invasive surgery ('Keyhole') with over 60% of cancer surgeries being performed by this technique. He is a strong advocate of reducing hospital stays for patients and enhancing the experience of patients undergoing cancer care.

Chair  Mr Niall McGonigle Thoracic Surgeon
Deputy Chair  Dr Rory Convery, Respiratory Consultant
Macmillan NICaN Co-ordinator  Sarah Donaldson:
Meeting Frequency  Quarterly
Date of Next Meeting  Friday 14 December 2018
Terms of Reference Lung TOR