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Quality Assurance Group

Current members of Quality Assurance Group

  • Gail Distefano – QA Lead and Co-chair
  • Angela Baker – Co-chair
  • Matthew Hatton
  • Gareth Webster
  • Catharine Clark
  • Elizabeth Miles
  • Jonny Lee
  • Nicholas Van As
  • Rushil Patel
  • John Lilley
  • Chris Dean
  • David Eaton
  • Helen Mayles

Current Commitments

The QA group is working with RTTQA in the implementation of SABR CTE QA.

Previous Work

The QA group has previously carried out an in depth Survey of SABR in the UK. The results are reported in: Survey of stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy in the UK by the QA group on behalf of the UK SABR Consortium. Br J Radiol. 2014 May; 87(1037):20130681. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20130681.

During 2013/2014, funding was secured for a Mentoring Program which supported 3 centres in implementing Lung SABR.

A lung SABR dosimetry audit was also carried out. Abstracts summarising results were presented at ESTRO 2015 (OC-0155: UK SABR Consortium Lung Dosimetry Audit; absolute dosimetry results. Radiotherapy and Oncology.2015;115: S75 – S76.  OC-0154: UK SABR Consortium Lung Dosimetry Audit; relative dosimetry results. Radiotherapy and Oncology, Volume 115 , S74 – S75).  A full length paper has also been submitted to Radiotherapy and Oncology.


If you have any enquires please contact gail.distefano@nhs.net