WORKFORCE: Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new lead cancer clinician.

Perviz Iqbal has taken up the trust’s role of cancer lead clinician. The trust said it involves supporting and working with colleagues on implementation of the trust’s cancer reform strategy and on cancer peer review - an annual audit of services.

Among other tasks Dr Iqbal will: provide medical leadership for cancer services, ensure specialist multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) are set up and work to national standards and ensure cancer patients are reviewed by a specialist MDT.

Dr Iqbal said: “I was delighted to have been appointed as the trust’s cancer lead clinician, and enjoy working with an outstanding team of dedicated and hard-working staff.”