The APPG on Pancreatic Cancer is pleased to invite you to its next meeting on Tuesday, 20th March from 11:30am to 1:00pm in Committee Room 8.

The session will focus on the first ever NICE guideline on pancreatic cancer.  Created for healthcare professionals, commissioners and patients, the guideline seeks to improve care for pancreatic cancer by ensuring that patients receive quicker and more accurate diagnosis, as well as the most effective treatments depending upon how advanced the cancer is.  The guideline includes recommendations concerning the appropriate tests for diagnosis and treatment, the specialist pancreatic cancer team’s role, and the need for psychological support and symptom management.    These recommendations will be instrumental in standardizing care for pancreatic cancer throughout the entire care pathway from diagnosis and beyond.

We hope to explore the potential impact of the NICE guideline, the challenges to its implementation, and how the APPG on Pancreatic Cancer and the pancreatic cancer community can overcome these challenges.

Professor John Primrose, University of Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the NICE pancreatic cancer guideline committee, and Lesley Goodburn, Lay member of the NICE pancreatic cancer guideline committee, will highlight the guideline’s potential impact, as well as, likely challenges.  Robin Hewings, Head of Policy at Diabetes UK, will discuss the impact NICE guidelines have had on the diabetes community and how the charity uses the guidelines to facilitate change.

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