Cancer Quality Performance Indicators and Prospective Audit: Supporting the Improvement of Cancer Services in Scotland
The Better Cancer Care plan, published in 2008, included a commitment to “develop a work programme which will define how we will take forward… quality indicators for cancer services”.
- The development of small sets (approximately 10-15 indicators) of tumour specific national quality performance indicators (QPIs).
- Overseeing the implementation of the national governance framework that underpins the reporting of performance against these national QPIs.
The QPIs have been developed collaboratively with the three Regional Cancer Networks (NOSCAN, SCAN, WOSCAN), Information Services Division (ISD), and Healthcare Improvement Scotland. The QPIs are published on the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website.
Locally collected prospective cancer audit will be used to report against the majority of QPIs and it is important that these data are:
- nationally comparable.
ISD has an important role in developing national prospective audit data sets and data definitions in collaboration with Scotland's three regional cancer networks and the tumour specific QPI development groups.
This ensures that data on various aspects of patient care are collected in a consistent manner across geographical areas.
ISD also assists NHS Boards in improving the quality of local data collection and reporting through the production of data validation specifications, and measurability criteria for QPIs.
The current data sets, data validations and measurability criteria to support QPIs are available by selecting the appropriate links next to the specific cancer below.
|Cancer Dataset||Measurability Criteria||Data Validations DVL||Dataset Collection Period|
|Breast v2.7 [811kb]||Breast v2.5 [322kb]||Breast v2.4 [230kb]||1 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2015|
|Breast v3.0 [896kb]||Breast v3.1 [322kb]||Breast v3.0 [71kb]||1 Jan 2016 onwards|
|Renal v2.2 [510kb]||Renal v2.4 [231kb]||Renal v2.2 [100kb]||1 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2015|
|Renal v3.0 [510kb]||Renal v3.1 [317kb]||Renal v3.0 [100kb]||1 Jan 2016 onwards|
|Prostate v2.5 [709kb]||Prostate v2.6 [314kb]||Prostate v2.2 [202kb]||1 Jul 2014 to 30 Jun 2016|
|Prostate v3.0 [709kb]||Prostate v3.0 [314kb]||Prostate v3.0 [202kb]||1 Jul 2016 onwards|
|HPB v2.6 [846kb]||HPB v2.5 [413kb]||HPB v2.5 [197kb]||1 Jan 2014 onwards|
|Upper GI v2.5 [750kb]||Upper GI v2.7 [270kb]||Upper GI v2.8 [295kb]||1 Jan 2014 onwards|
|Colorectal v2.6 [978kb]||Colorectal v2.7 [301kb]||Colorectal v2.4 [177kb]||1 Apr 2014 to date|
|Lung v2.5 [942kb]||Lung v2.8 [339kb]||Lung v2.5 [299kb]||1 Apr 2014 onwards|
|Lymphoma v2.2 [813kb]||Lymphoma v2.3 [442kb]||Lymphoma v2.2 [96kb]||1 Oct 2014 to date|
|Ovarian v2.3 [856kb]||Ovarian v2.5 [293kb]||Ovarian v2.4 [105kb]||1 Oct 2014 onwards|
|Brain/CNS v2.4 [832kb]||Brain/CNS v2.3 [285kb]||Brain/CNS v2.3 [206kb]||1 Jan 2015 to date|
|Bladder v2.5 [1.18Mb]||Bladder v2.7 [618kb]||Bladder v2.5 [241kb]||1 Apr 2015 onwards|
|Head and Neck v2.5 [1.0Mb]||Head and Neck v2.5 [313kb]||Head and Neck v2.5 [533kb]||1 Apr 2015 onwards|
|Sarcoma v2.3 [1Mb]||Sarcoma v2.3 [515kb]||Sarcoma v2.3 [342kb]||1 Apr 2015 onwards|
|Acute Leukaemia 2.1 [517kb]||Acute Leukaemia v2.2 [281kb]||Acute Leukaemia v2.2 [72kb]||1 July 2015 onwards|
|Melanoma v2.2 [818kb]||Melanoma v2.2 [256kb]||Melanoma v2.1 [45kb]||1 July 2015 to date|
|Endometrial v1.2 [616kb]||Endometrial v1.1 [174kb]||Endometrial v1.2 [68kb]||1 October 2014 to 1 October 2015|
|Endometrial v2.1 [615kb]||Endometrial v2.1 [174kb]||Endometrial v2.1 [30kb]||1 October 2015 onwards|
|Cervical v1.3 [563kb]||Cervical v1.2 [184kb]||Cervical v1.2 [49kb]||1 October 2014 to 1 October 2015|
|Cervical v2.2 [562kb]||Cervical v2.2 [183kb]||Cervical v2.1 [32kb]||1 October 2015 onwards|
|Testicular Cancer v2.1 [551kb]||Testicular Cancer v2.1 [304kb]||Testicular Cancer v2.1 [33kb]||1 October 2015 onwards|
Previous versions of these cancer QPI documents, along with cancer audit datasets and data definitions from 2005 and onwards, are stored in the Archive section.
There are also a small number of datasets for cancers which are not included in the QPI development programme. These are stored in the Pre-QPI Datasets section.
Further information for those involved in prospective audit data collection and reporting is available from NSS.isdCANCERAUDIT@nhs.net.
If you are having problems accessing these documents please contact us NSS.isdCANCERAUDIT@nhs.net.
- Cancer Audit Helpdesk Query Log
- Better Cancer Care
- Scottish Cancer Taskforce
- National Cancer Quality Steering Group
- North of Scotland Cancer Network (NoSCAN)
- South East Scotland Cancer Network (SCAN)
- West of Scotland Cancer Network (WoSCAN)
- Quality Performance Indicators for Cancer Services
- National Cancer Quality Programme
- National Cancer Quality Performance Indicator Reports
- National Data Catalogue