Hepato Pancreatic Biliary (HPB) Expert Advisory Group

Chair: Mr Jeremy French, Consultant Surgeon, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Vice Chair: Mr John Painter, Consultant Surgeon, City Hospitals Sunderland

Role and Purpose of Expert Advisory Group

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 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.


Chemotherapy Protocols

The documents below are the Cancer Network’s approved protocols for the management of patients receiving chemotherapy for HPB Cancers.

All prescribing, preparation, dispensing and administration of chemotherapy should be within a framework of safe practice. Documents to support this framework are available from the Network Chemotherapy Group pages.

CR005 MAYO NECN protocol CRP09 CR005


Sorafenib for HCC NECN protocol CRP10 UGI011

Upcoming Events

3rd April 2019 @ 2:00 pmHPB/OG EAG MeetingView Event
2nd October 2019 @ 2:00 pmHPB/OG EAG MeetingView Event


Annual ReportDownload
3 October 2018Download
4 April 2018Download
4 OctoberDownload
22 March 2017Download
Meeting Minutes
4 April 2018Download
4 October 2017Download
22 March 2017Download
Cancer Waiting Times Analysis HPBDownload
Pancreas Referrals by unitDownload
EUS Referrals 2012Download
Report - Audit of Cancer Waiting Times for HPB Patients in NECN April 2010 – March 2011Download
Report - Summary of Audits 2011/12Download
Referral AuditDownload
Clinical Guidelines and PathwaysDownload
Other Documents
Network Patient Survey 2014Download
Network Patient Survey- Key PointsDownload