Health Quality Improvement Programme | February 2019 | National Lung Cancer Audit: Clinical Outcome Publication Report 2018
Health Quality Improvement Programme (HQIP) have produced the fifth report on the individual activity of surgeons and their contribution to lung cancer care. The data relate to patients diagnosed with lung cancer who underwent surgery during the period between 1 January and 31 December 2016.
In addition to publishing the number of operations performed by hospitals and by individual consultant surgeons, the following outcomes are reported:
the proportion of patients who survive at 30 days, 90 days and 1 year after their operation for each unit
the median length of stay in hospital following an operation
the proportion of patients who were readmitted within 90 days of hospital discharge
the pooled resection rates for the lung cancer team meetings (MDTs) which a surgical unit serves (Source: HQIP)
Health Quality Improvement Partnership | February 2019 | National Prostate Cancer Audit: Annual Report 2018
Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) have published the results of their national prostate cancer audit in the report National Prostate Cancer Audit: Annual Report 2018.
There are over 40,000 new diagnoses of prostate cancer every year in the UK and over 11,000 men die because of the disease. This makes prostate cancer the second most common cause of cancer-related death for men in the UK.
This report presents results for men diagnosed with prostate cancer between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017 in England and Wales. It reports on specific diagnostic, staging and treatment information as well as core performance indicators in order to compare diagnostic specialist MDTs or treatment centres. This is the first report which combines English and Welsh data as well as using patient-reported experience (PREMs) and outcome measures (PROMs) as performance indicators.
Reporting on a total of 14 performance indicators, the NPCA is the first national audit which is able to report on process and outcome measures from all aspects of the care pathway for men with prostate cancer (Source: HQIP).
HQIP | June 2018 | National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients: 2018 Annual Report
Health Quality Improvement Programme (HQIP) has produced a report which presents information on the care received by women diagnosed between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2016 in England and Wales. As well as describing how these patterns of care differ between women in the younger and older age groups, the report also distinguishes between three main groups of breast cancer – women with ductal carcinoma in situ, with early invasive disease , and with advanced disease.
The report is primarily written for clinicians, providers of breast cancer services, commissioners and healthcare regulators. A version for patients and the general public will be available in summer 2018 (Source: HQIP).
Department of Health and Social Care | 2018| Report of the Task and Finish
Working Group on Brain Tumour Research
The conclusions of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) task and finish working group on brain tumour research have been published. The working group comprised clinicians, charities, a patient carer and officials to discuss how to increase the level and impact of research into brain tumours, removing barriers to research and how to generate high-quality research. It is the first time that research funders have joined together to look at how this area can be developed (DHSC).
Following such a prolonged period of under-funding, the Working Group identified the of fundable research applications currently being received as a principal issue,
which occurs for many reasons and needs to be tackled systematically. Therefore, they focused on identifying opportunities for removing barriers and generating additional high quality research applications. (DHSC)
The National Lung Cancer Audit annual report 2016, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), shows an encouraging rise in survival as more patients receive life-prolonging treatments.
The report covers patients with lung cancer first diagnosed in 2015. It says there was a 7% increase in the number of people diagnosed with lung cancer surviving for longer than one year – rising from 31% to 38% in the five-year period from 2010 to 2015.
In addition, 60% of lung cancer patients received anti-cancer treatment such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery, meeting the target set out in the 2015 annual audit report.
This is the 12th report on the clinical component (process of care) of the National Lung Cancer Audit. It publishes national and named team results on the quality of lung cancer care for patients diagnosed between 1 January and 31 December 2015. The key findings include a 7% rise in one-year survivorship since 2010.
90% of men receiving curative treatment for prostate cancer say their care was very good
Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and the third most common cause of cancer-related mortality in the United Kingdom, with about 40,000 new cases each year resulting in 10,000 deaths. The NPCA audit looks at whether NHS services in England and Wales for men diagnosed with prostate cancer meet recommended standards.
This is the third Annual Report from the National Prostate Cancer Audit (NPCA) and presents current data regarding prostate cancer care in England and in Wales. In this report, the NPCA gathered information directly from patients to find out their views of their experience of care and the functional impact of radical treatments on their lives.