UKLCC partnership

The UKLCC operates as a partnership. Its strength is that it brings together patient advocacy organisations, clinicians, senior NHS professionals and healthcare companies who all share an interest and passion for driving improvements in care and treatment for lung cancer patients. All members have a voice at the table and contribute to the strategic and tactical planning of UKLCC work.

We also work with a larger number of clinicians who form the Clinical Advisory Group. This group ensures that the work of the UKLCC has an expert clinical voice guiding our planning and implementation

Most, but not all, of the UKLCC’s funding is provided by healthcare companies. This is usually agreed as an annual corporate membership to fund the general work programme, with opportunities to provide additional support for specific projects. Other members may provide in kind support, such as giving their time, facilities or resources free of charge to the UKLCC.

For more information about the UKLCC and how to join, please contact the UKLCC secretariat: Red Hot Irons Ltd tel: 01675 477 605 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Key Players

Richard Steyn – Chair, UKLCC


Mr Richard Steyn is a consultant thoracic surgeon at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and current chair of the UK Lung Cancer Coalition.

He is associate medical director – surgery and previously clinical director for the Regional Department of Thoracic Surgery and the trust’s Respiratory Medicine Department.

His main clinical interests are surgery for adult pulmonary disease, cardiothoracic trauma and pectus deformity. He is also an active pre-hospital doctor with West Midlands Ambulance Service and was awarded the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals for his services. He is chairman of the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS).

He has been involved in the cancer services collaborative from Phase I as a tumour specific lead (lung) and in Phase II as a regional clinical lead. He has led several initiatives including patient-led follow-up and taping patient consultations.
He has developed several computer models to facilitate the understanding and teaching of the concepts that must be addressed to allow effective use of healthcare resources. He was appointed national clinical lead Demand, Capacity & Patient Flow with the NHS Modernisation Agency in December 2001 and national clinical lead Cancer Modernisation in March 2003. For the last couple of years he has been a national cancer adviser with NHS Improvement. He also is an honorary associate Professor with the University of Warwick.

Dr Wendy Anderson, Antrim
Professor David Baldwin
Lorraine Dallas representing the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Dr Dean Fennell, Belfast
Mr Martin Grange
Dr Steve Holmes representing the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK
Professor Keith Kerr, Aberdeen, Scotland
Miss Juliet King
Dr Jason Lester
Professor Mike Lind, Hull
Babu Naidu – Chest surgeon
Lavinia Magee – Representing the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses
Clive Multero - Clinician
Dr Mick Peake - Clinical Lead for Early Diagnosis
National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS)
Dr John Reynolds, Birmingham
Dr Robert Rintoul, Cambridge
Dr Mike Snee, Leeds
Professor Stephen Spiro, London
Carol Stonham – Representing the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK
Doug West, Bristol
John White, Leeds
Andrea Wilcock, Nottingham
Ian Williamson, Newport, Wales
Ian Woolhouse – National Lung Cancer Audit

Patient advocacy organisations represented at UKLCC

British Lung Foundation (Secretariat)

British Lung Foundation

  • One person in five in the UK is affected by lung disease.
  • We offer hope and support at every step, so that no one has to face it alone. We campaign for positive change in the nation’s lung health. We fund vital research into new treatments and cures.
  • We are the UK’s lung charity.
  • Leading the fight against lung disease.


Cancer Black Care Cancer Black Care
Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK
Macmillan Cancer Support Macmillan Cancer Support
Marie Curie Cancer Care Marie Curie Cancer Care
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation - Jesme Baird (Co-chair) Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation


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Professional Groups represented at UKLCC


British Thoracic Society

The British Thoracic Society, with a large multi-disciplinary membership, aims to improve respiratory care in the UK through education, research, quality improvement and innovation. Key BTS activity includes the areas of guideline creation, national audits, educational programmes and the presentation and publication of original scientific work.

National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses | Meso UK National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses
General Practice in Airways Group (GPiAG) Primary Care Respiratory Society UK

Operations Support

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 PR Support

Lynsey Conway

Secretariat provided by Red Hot Irons Ltd

UKLCC Secretariat, c/o Red Hot Irons Ltd Telephone: 01675 477 605 Facsimile: 0121 336 1914