The North Thames children’s cancer network coordinating group (CCNCG) 

The CCNCG Tumour Pathway Board, led by Darren Hargrave, is responsible for driving improvement across the whole care pathway.

  • Clinical director

    Darren Hargrave

    Dr Darren Hargrave joined Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in 2011 having previously worked at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

    He specialises in paediatric neuro-oncology (tumours of the brain and spine) and the development of new anti-cancer drugs for children and adolescents. He trained in the UK and Canada and is a member of both national and international groups in the fields of paediatric neuro-oncology and drug development. He has been the Chair of the European SIOPE High Grade Glioma working group. He is a Chief Investigator of several completed, on-going and planned clinical trials in paediatric cancer.

    His research interests include: the biology of childhood brain tumours, the use of innovative imaging techniques in childhood cancer and drug development of targeted therapies in childhood and adolescent oncology. He has published over 60 papers in peer reviewed journals and book chapters.

 The North Thames children’s cancer network coordinating group (CCNCG) papers

CCNCG Pathway Board Minutes March 201708/03/2017
CCNCG Pathway Board Minutes December 201607/12/2016

 The North Thames children’s cancer network coordinating group (CCNCG) documents

Children Pathway Board Annual Report 2017-18
Improving Outcomes in Children and Young People with Cancer (2005)
NCAT CCNCG Measures (April 2013)
National Service Specification for paediatric services (2013-14)
Factors influencing time to diagnosis of childhood cancers from a Primary Care Perspective – 2015
NTCCNG PTC approved regimens
NTCCNG PTC approved regimens (part 2)
NTCCNG Policy - prevention of chemo regimens not on the agreed Network list
NTCCNG Initial referral protocol
Training for nurses within Children and Young People’s Cancer Services
Paediatric Oncology Shared Care SLA – for POSCU operational policy
Responsibilities of the PTC Lead Nurse
Responsibilities of the PTC Named Chemotherapy Nurse Trainers
North Thames PTC Chemotherapy Group Terms of Reference – 2014
Policy for Unsafe Chemotherapy Workload – 2014
Family Held Record, Paediatric and Adolescent Cancer 2016
Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Supportive Care Protocols – 2014
London ICS Guidelines for Systemic Anti-Cancer therapy
Patient Survey Action Plan – 2015

 Membership - The North Thames children’s cancer network coordinating group (CCNCG)

Alex CoxPTC Service ManagerGOSH
Andrea LeighConsultantBarts Health
Andrea SimmonsConsultant PaediatricianBarts Health
Andrew CooperCLIC SargentPatient Advocate
Antony MichalskiPaediatric OncologistGOSH
Audrey MurgCLIC SargentGOSH
Carla HobartPTC Service ManagerGOSH
Claire GallonPatient RepresentativePatient Representative
Darren HargraveConsultant Paediatric Oncologist / Pathway Director GOSH
Elinor SefiPaediatric RegistrarWhittington
Fatima KagalwalaPTC TraineeGOSH
Fiona HikmetPaediatricianPAH
Gopa SenCLIC SargentWhittington
Helen SpeightNurseWhittington
Jo DavisonPaediatric Oncology Nurse SpecialistHillingdon
Julie BaylissLead NurseGOSH
Karen BraveryNurse Practitioner - HaematologyGOSH
Kristy McKeonNurseBarts Health
Lynn RileyOncology ConsultantRoyal Free
Marc ArcaConsultant PaediatricianSt Marys
Mary Foo-CaballeroLead Cancer NurseGOSH
Michael MarshCommissioningNHSE
Michelle VernonCLIC SargentPatient Advocate
Nick GouldenConsultant in Paediatric Haematology and Bone Marrow TransplantGOSH
Olu WilkeyPaediatric OncologistNMUH
Rachael HoughTYA Clinical LeadUCLH
Ranjith JosephConsultant PaediatricianMid Essex
Rebecca Baggaley Research FellowParent Council | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Rebecca SweetClinical PsychologistGOSH
Richa AjitsariaConsultant Paediatrician, NWL Lead Clinician for Childhood CancerHillingdon [LCA (NWL)]
Sara HamiltonConsultant PaediatricianWhittington
Sara StonehamConsultant Paediatric OncologistUCLH
Sujith SamarasingheDeputy for PTC lead (Haematology)GOSH
Tanzina ChowdhuryConsultant Late EffectsGOSH
Wendy KingPOSCU Nurse Consultant Whittington
Zoe BergerClinical PsychologistGOSH