Leeds Teaching Hospitals has established an Advanced Therapies Community of Practice.  The purpose of this is to bring together a wide grouping from across the organisation who may be involved in delivery of Advanced Therapies, or who have an interest in that area – including (but not limited to) service/business managers, nurses, consultants, junior doctors, AHPs, pharmacists and translational researchers.  The group will allow key learning on Advanced Therapy delivery to be shared across the organisation and support the development of an Advanced Therapies’ strategy which will feed into service development plans, training course development and the organisation’s new research strategy which is currently under development. The first meeting this month focused on CAR-T delivery and brought together a group from oncology and haematology to look at challenges for use of CAR-T in both solid tumour and haematological malignancies.  A core steering group will provide strategic leadership in driving process change locally and engaging widely with our NHS colleagues to make a Community of Practice entity a vital, interactive and collaborative space.

Research and Innovation Centre, St James University Hospital Campus, Leeds Teaching Hospitals