Psychosocial Expert Reference Group (ERG) 

The purpose of the Psychosocial Expert Reference Group, led by Mark Barrington, is to be the primary source of advice for psychosocial to Tumour Pathway Boards, other Expert Reference Groups and the UCLH Cancer Collaborative Board.

  • Level 2 Training: upcoming dates

    Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018

    Location: UCLH

    Main contact: Faith Warner, faith.warner@nhs.net

    Date: Monday 4 February 2019

    Location: BHRUT

    Main contact: Rajinder Sahota, rajinder.sahota@nelft.nhs.uk and Karen Rogers, karen.rogers@nelft.nhs.uk

    Date: May 2019 (TBC)

    Location: Royal Free

    Main contact: TBC

  • Chair

    Dr Mark Barrington, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Barts Health NHS Trust

    Dr Mark Barrington is the Macmillan Psychosocial Lead and Chair of the Psychosocial Expert Reference Group. He has been a consultant clinical psychologist leading services in cancer and palliative care at Barts Health since 2005. He lectures at the Institute of Cancer Research and the University of East London.

 Psychosocial Expert Reference Group (ERG) papers

August 2018 Psychosocial ERG minutes16/08/2018
June 2018 Psychosocial ERG minutes14/06/2018
April 2018 Psychosocial ERG minutes05/04/2018
December 2017 Psychosocial ERG minutes14/12/2017
October 2017 Psychosocial ERG minutes19/10/2017
August 2017 Psychosocial ERG minutes17/08/2017
June 2017 Psychosocial ERG minutes08/06/2017
April 2017 Psychosocial ERG minutes20/04/2017
February 2017 Psychosocial ERG minutes09/02/2017
December 2016 Psychosocial ERG minutes15/12/2016
October 2016 Psychosocial ERG minutes20/10/2016
August 2016 Psychosocial ERG minutes18/08/2016
February 2016 Psychosocial ERG Minutes25/02/2016

 Psychosocial Expert Reference Group (ERG) documents

Psychological support for people affected by cancer - commissioning recommendations and service specifications (May 2018)
Psychosocial ERG Terms of Reference
NICE guideline for supportive and palliative care 2004
Service Specification 2014
Psychosexual Information Services
Mapping summary - psychosocial ERG 2013
Commissioning Guidance - Psychological Support for People Living With Cancer 2015
Psychosocial ERG Annual Report 2016-17

 Membership - Psychosocial Expert Reference Group (ERG)

Caroline DancygerClinical PsychologistBarts Health
Clare StevensonClinical Psychologist in Cancer CareHomerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Daphne EarlPatient RepresentativePatient Representative
Elaine HeywoodMacmillan Councillor and Information OfficerRoyal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Esther HansenClinical PsychologistRoyal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Heather MunroCancer PsychologistNorth Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Hilary PlantClinical Head of the Macmillan Support and Information ServiceUCLH
Lallita CarballoClinical Head of the Macmillan Support and Information ServiceUCLH
Marc KingsleyConsultant Clinical Psychologist: Care Pathway Lead for Clinical Health Psychological ServicesNELFT
Mark BarringtonConsultant Clinical PsychologistBarts Health
Mary BurgessConsultant Clinical PsychologistUCLH
Pauline McCullochLead Colorectal NurseHomerton
Peter SouthernPalliative Care Social WorkerBarts Health
Ruth AllenMacmillan Clinical PsychologistWhittington Hospital NHS Trust
Samixa ShahPatient RepresentativePatient Representative
Sharon CavanaghLead for the Macmillan Integrated Cancer Programme, Living with and Beyond Cancer and Allied Health ProfessionalsUCLH Cancer Collaborative
Su Yin YapMacmillan Consultant Clinical PsychologistNorth Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Sue GesslerConsultant Clinical PsychologistUCLH Gynaecological Cancer Centre
Sue GibbonsClinical PsychologistWhittington Hospital NHS Trust