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

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.

Lung Pathway

Lung CRG Terms of Reference

If you would like any further information on the Lung CRG please contact Ms Sarah Donaldson, Macmillan Clinical Network Co-ordinator at