Other organisations and individuals supporting this project
The HeadSmart project is supported by the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine and the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG).
The ‘Diagnosis of Brain Tumours in Children’ guideline is endorsed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Royal College of Radiologists and the College of Emergency Medicine.The Guideline was reviewed in conjunction with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The guideline was produced using a process accredited by NHS Evidence; the Accreditation Mark is a registered trademark of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
This project has been considerably strengthened through its Clinical Champions at all of the paediatric neuro-oncology centres at the UK, and colleagues at the University of Southampton.
The project would not have been possible without the input of a wide range of organisations and individuals, providing contributions of funds, skills and expertise, and we acknowledge them here.
The members of the guideline development group were: Professor David Walker, Professor of Paediatric Oncology, the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre at the University of Nottingham (CBTRC); Professor Richard Grundy, Professor of Paediatric Neuro-oncology and Cancer Biology, CBTRC; Professor Jacqueline Collier, Head of the School of Allied Health Professionals & Professor of Health Services Research, University of East Anglia; Professor Colin Kennedy, Professor of Paediatric Neurology, University of Southampton; Dr Sophie Wilne, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust; Dr Karin Koller, Research Fellow, CBTRC, and Dr Joanne Henderson, Research Fellow, CBTRC.
This project was made possible thanks to the generous support of The Health Foundation who funded the project from 2009 to 2012. Prior work was funded by the Big Lottery Fund, through The Brain Tumour Charity.
Additional funding was provided by The Brain Tumour Charity, who are especially grateful to the following donors and supporters:
- P F Charitable Trust
- C Charitable Trust
- Hedley Foundation
- Gloag Foundation
- Lynn Foundation
Academic, professional and personal contributions
The HeadSmart partners are grateful to the following for their contributions to the project:
- Dr Peter Lachman, Quality Improvement Fellow of The Health Foundation
- Ian Phillips, Berkshire Consultancy
- Rosie Loftus, Macmillan GP
The kind families, clinicians, stakeholder representatives and young people who took part in the guideline development process and focus groups, and who provided valuable feedback on the project during its development.