Lung Cancer

Dr Beckett’s appointment is endorsed by the British Thoracic Society, while Dr Toy’s appointment is endorsed by The Royal College of Radiologists. You can read more about their appointments here. Contact the project manager for this workstream at [email protected]

The GIRFT national report for lung cancer has now been shared with NHS colleagues and stakeholders. Click here to download or read the report.

Clinical lead, Dr Paul Beckett

Respiratory physician at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Dr Beckett is consultant respiratory physician at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton. He has been a clinical lead for the National Lung Cancer Audit for more than 10 years, and through this has published a number of research papers on lung cancer epidemiology.

He has served as a member of the British Thoracic Oncology Group steering group and as chair of the British Thoracic Society Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Specialist Advisory Group. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians Quality Improvement Faculty, combining both theoretical and practical experience in delivering service improvement.

Clinical lead, Dr Elizabeth Toy

Consultant clinical oncologist at the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Toy is a consultant clinical oncologist based at the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

Her primary clinical interests are in patients with lung and upper gastrointestinal cancers. Following oncology training in Wales and Vancouver she was appointed to the Exeter Oncology Centre in 2001.

Currently she serves on the National Lung Cancer Expert Reference Group and has previously been a member of the Chemotherapy Clinical Reference Group.

Former clinical lead and report author, Dr Sarah Doffman

Respiratory physician and former divisional lead for medicine

Dr Doffman was appointed as a respiratory physician at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals in 2008, leading the lung cancer service until 2016 and serving as Chair of Sussex Cancer Network Lung Tumour group from 2010-2013. Between 2014 and 2019, she held a number of senior leadership roles, including clinical director and subsequently chief of service for medicine. She has now left the GIRFT programme.

Specialist lung cancer nurses: Victoria Anderson and Monica Hugh