The Haematology CRG was established in October 2014 and has been instrumental in developing guidelines and care pathways for the diagnosis and treatment of haematological cancers and also in the development of regionally agreed protocols for the Regional Oncology and Haematology Information System (RISOH). The Clinical Reference Group supports the multi-disciplinary teams to address the concerns and issues raised through the Peer Review process and continues to support the implementation of the Cancer Reform agenda and the expansion of both the clinical nurse specialist and non-medical prescriber roles.
In 2019 the CRG undertook a review of the NICaN Regional Guidelines for Lymphoid Malignancies. In partnership with Mr Eoin Minihane RISOH Pharmacist the group updated the guidance and revamped the layout and format of the document to provide a stand alone section for the regionally agreed regimens for the treatment of patients with lymphoid malignancies.
The CRG identified the need to develop and implement self directed aftercare pathways for those patients who could be managed as such. The Haematology CNS Forum in partnership with Macmillan Service Improvement Leads and Macmillan Clinical Network Co-ordinator led on the development of both the Self Directed Aftercare Pathways for Hodgkin Lyphoma and Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Patient Information Leaflets were also developed through the CNS Forum with support from the patient representatives on the CRG. The following pathways and information leaflets were ratified through the CRG;
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