Skin pathway board 

The Skin Tumour Pathway Board, led by Lance Saker, is responsible for driving improvement across the whole care pathway. Click here to read our annual report for 2017/18.

  • Clinical director

    Lance Saker, Pathway Director for skin cancer

    Specialist interests

    Dr Lance Saker is a GP and public health consultant working in London. Since completing GP and public health training in 2004, he has worked in a busy inner city practice in Camden where his main interests are diabetes, cardiac conditions and more recently dermatology.

    Professional background

    Until 2017 he was clinical vice chair of Camden CCG where he led work to integrate services for people with long term conditions and frailty. This included the creation of a Camden diabetes integrated practice unit which was nominated for several national awards, and leading discussions to introduce teledermatology across north central London. As a public health consultant he has overseen transformation of screeningprogrammes and was an expert investigator for the Healthcare Commission.

    He is currently the skin cancer pathway director for London Cancer, which covers north east and central London and west Essex. He is also the London lead for primary care diagnostics and a CRUK Strategic Lead GP.

 Skin pathway board papers

Skin Pathway Board Minutes October 201910/10/2019
Skin Pathway Board Minutes July 201918/07/2019
Skin Pathway Board Minutes May 201902/05/2019
Skin Pathway Board Minutes January 201931/01/2019
Skin Pathway Board Minutes September 201811/09/2018
Skin Pathway Board Minutes April 201819/04/2018

 Skin pathway board documents

NCEL Cancer Alliance guidelines for specific anatomical sites 2020
NCEL Cancer Alliance Radiotherapy Guidelines Oct 2019
NCEL Cancer Alliance psychological support for adult skin cancer patients 2019
NCEL Cancer Alliance BCC Guidelines 2019
Skin cancer timed pathway August 2019
NCEL Cancer Alliance Malignant Melanoma Guidelines August 2019
Skin Pathway Board Annual report 2018-19
Skin Pathway Board Annual Report 2017-18

 Membership - Skin pathway board

Alan MilliganCNSRoyal Free
Ben ElsdaleConsultantWhittington Hospital
Catherine HarwoodDermatologistBarts Health
Chris DevereuxPatient RepresentativePatient Representative
Conal PerrettDermatologistUCLH
David ChaoMedical OncologistRoyal Free & NMUH
Dorota MarkiewiczHistopathologistBarts Health
Esther HansenClinical PsychologistRoyal Free
Ferina IsmailDermatologistRoyal Free
Gij AnandClinical OncologistNMUH
Howard StevensLead Consultant for skin cancer BCFHRoyal Free London - BCF
Jane BoxallClinical Nurse SpecialistRoyal Free London - BCF
Jane WattsClinical Nurse SpecialistBarts Health
Karl WolpertConsultant DermatologistPAH
Kate ReesGeneral PractitionerGP - NHS Haringey
Kathy TaghipourDermatologistWhittington Hospital
Kim GerlisGeneral PractitionerGP - NHS West Essex
Lance SakerGP / Pathway Board DirectorGP
Lisa RoseManagerRoyal Free
Lucia Pozo GarciaConsultant DermatologistHomerton University Hospital
Martin WadeDermatologistBHRUT
Neil ShahSurgeonBHRUT
Olivia ChanOncologistNMUH
Peter SzlosarekMedical OncologistBarts Health
Riadh WakeelConsultant DermatologistWhittington Hospital
Roberto VerdoliniConsultant DermatologistPrincess Alexandra Hospital
Shefali RajpopatConsultant DermatologistBarts Health
Stephen HamiltonSurgeonRoyal Free