The British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) is the multi-disciplinary group for healthcare professionals involved with thoracic malignancies throughout the UK and Ireland.

The vision of BTOG is to ensure equitable access to optimal care for patients with all thoracic malignancies in the UK and Ireland.

The mission of BTOG is to support and educate healthcare professionals, creating a professional community to exchange ideas, information and innovation and to foster the development of research. The overall aim is to represent the needs of patients and improve their outcomes.

For 15 years BTOG was kindly hosted by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) and was based at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. In August 2017 BTOG moved to offices outside UHL – BTOG still maintains links with UHL.

BTOG does not receive any funding from the NHS but is supported through sponsorship and education grants from industry and registration fees.


BTOG provides an annual CPD education programme of value in terms of content and registration fees to the whole multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and all programmes are accredited by recognised and relevant bodies. These events are also accessible to advocates who sit on thoracic oncology clinical studies or trial management groups, advisory boards/groups or other related groups.

Annual Conference:

  • The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom
  • The Royal College of Pathologists
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • RCSI Faculty of Radiologists

All Education Events:

  • The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

More Information

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BTOG's Key Activities

BTOG's Key Activities

BTOG Values

  • We are committed to achieving our mission and vision.
  • We are proud to be an important part of the thoracic oncology professional community.
  • We work collaboratively with other groups who in their own ways are also striving to improve outcomes for this group of patients or reduce the prevalence of lung cancer e.g. relating to smoking cessation.
  • We listen to our stakeholders to ensure what we do is relevant and effective.
  • We maintain a highly professional level of independence from any single external commercial organisation.
  • We hold patients at the centre of everything we do.

British Thoracic Oncology Group Details

Company Number: 9816385 - The Registrar of Companies for England and Wales
Registered address:  Adam Longley Accountants Limited, The Old Barn, 1815 Melton Road, Rearsby, Leicestershire, LE7 4YS

VAT Registration: 228944575

Charity number: 1166012
Entered on Register of Charities 11 March 2016
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BTOG Secretariat:  BTOG, Unit 118, Greenacres, The Sidings, Leicester LE4 3BR England
Tel: 0116 2965230 | Email: