Brain & Central Nervous System (CNS) Expert Advisory Group

Chair: Mr Anil Varma, Consultant Neurosurgeon, South Tees
Vice Chair: Dr Joanne Lewis , Clinical Oncologist, Newcastle Hospitals

The Brain and CNS Expert Advisory Group is a multi-professional group made of health professionals from organisations across Northern England covering a population of 3.1 million.

The EAG are multi-disciplinary forums for site specific cancers or for cross cutting themes; with representation from professionals across the specific cancer care pathway. They involve users in their planning and review; and have the active engagement of all the multidisciplinary team leads from the service providers across the North East and North Cumbria.
The EAG act as a group to provide expert clinical advice to commissioners and others to influence best possible practice across the region.

The EAG aims to:
• agree a set of clinical guidelines and patient pathways to support the delivery of high quality equitable services across the region
• Use available data to consider where there may be unwarranted variation and recommend corrective action where necessary
• use service evaluations by patients and carers to make improvements
• monitor progress on meeting national cancer standards and ensure improvements are implemented
• review and discuss identified risks/untoward incidents to ensure learning is spread
• agree a common approach to research and service development.


Upcoming Events

3rd May 2019 @ 9:00 amBrain & CNS EAG MeetingView Event
8th November 2019 @ 9:00 amBrain & CNS EAG MeetingView Event


4 May 2018Download
3 November 2017Download
28 April 2017Download
Meeting Minutes
4 May 2018Download
3 November 2017Download
28 April 2017Download
GMB Audit PresentationDownload
Audit Presentation GP Access to MRIDownload
Audit Presentation Out of Hours ReferralsDownload
Report - Audit of Cancer Waiting Times for Brain/CNS Patients in NECN April 2010 – March 2011Download
Brain Mets AuditDownload
Trends in Brain tumour ReferralsDownload
MDT Audit PosterDownload
Clinical Guidelines and PathwaysDownload
Other Documents
Network Patient Survey ReportDownload
Patient Survey Key Points Brain CNSDownload