- Cancer Patients Waiting Time
- Cancer Patients Waiting Time in England
- Cancer Treatment Waiting Times NHS
- Cancer Waiting Times
- Cancer Waiting Times Guidance
- Cancer Statistics
- NHS Waiting Times
- 62 Day Cancer Target
- Cancer Stats
Waiting Times for Suspected and Diagnosed Cancer Patients
This dataset provides information on the waiting times of people referred by their GP (General Practitioner) with suspected cancer or breast symptoms and those subsequently diagnosed with and treated for cancer by the NHS (National Health Service) in England.
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This dataset presents the validated results of the monitoring of waiting times for cancer services in England. Information on the number of people who attended out-patient appointments within two weeks of an urgent referral by their GP for suspected cancer or breast symptoms and, for patients with cancer, on the numbers who started treatment within 31 and 62 days are included for each organization. The numbers who started some types of subsequent treatments within 31 days are also given for each organization. Numbers of patients who were not seen or treated within the specified times are also included.
More than one in three people will develop cancer at some time in their lives and one in four will die of cancer, as such the quality and outcomes of NHS cancer services attract considerable interest. The timely and effective delivery of NHS services for cancer is a priority for the Department. The Revision to the Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2010/11 stated that:
“Patients should still be able to expect the NHS to continue to deliver improvements in access and quality. It will remain important, for example, for patients with cancer or its symptoms, to be seen by the right person, with appropriate expertise, within the current performance standard timescales”.
Therefore, Cancer Waiting Times statistics covering referrals, diagnosis and treatment are one of the central metrics for enabling better public understanding of NHS performance in the delivery of these services, therefore enabling patients to make choices about their care.
These aggregate national statistics are sourced from the Cancer Waiting Times Database (CWT-Db), a secure system developed and hosted by NHS Connecting for Health. The operational model of the CWT-Db allows a period of time for trusts uploading these data to enter the system and check that patient records have been correctly transposed and interpreted by the system. 25 working days after the end of a quarter, an aggregate extract is taken from the CWT-Db, which forms the basis of these statistics.
These statistics are shared as rapidly as possible, subject to the necessary validation checks and assurance that nationally reported performance figures for the various waiting times standards have been correctly calculated.
About this Dataset
John Snow Labs; National Health Service, England NHS Digital;
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Cancer Waiting Times, Cancer Waiting Times Guidance, Cancer Statistics, NHS Waiting Times, 62 Day Cancer Target, Cancer Stats
Cancer Patients Waiting Time, Cancer Patients Waiting Time in England, Cancer Treatment Waiting Times NHS
|Year||Year of data collection||string||required : 1|
|Month||Month of data collection||string||required : 1|
|Standard_Wait_Time||Standard wait time for the diagnosis or treatment of cancer||string||required : 1|
|Organization_Code||Unique code to identify the Provider (Organizational Data Service)||string||required : 1|
|Care_Setting||Care setting relates either to patients who were: ADMITTED to hospital for treatment (this includes ordinary admissions and day cases); patients who were NON-ADMITTED (which refers to outpatient activity, and treatment in other care settings); and ALL CARE (which is the sum of ADMITTED and NON-ADMITTED patients).||string||-|
|Cancer_Type||Type of suspected or diagnosed cancer||string||required : 1|
|Total_Treated||Total number of people receiving first treatment for cancer||number||level : Ratiorequired : 1|
|Within_Standard_Wait_Time||Number of people receiving first treatment for cancer within the standard wait time set by NHS||number||level : Ratiorequired : 1|
|Breaches||Number of patients not treated within the standard wait time||number||level : Ratiorequired : 1|
|Year||Month||Standard Wait Time||Organization Code||Care Setting||Cancer Type||Total Treated||Within Standard Wait Time||Breaches|
|2021-22||APR||2WW||AQK||Suspected children's cancer||1||1||0|
|2021-22||APR||2WW||AQK||Suspected skin cancer||114||113||1|
|2021-22||APR||2WW||GEC||Suspected haematological malignancies (excluding acute leukaemia)||1||1||0|
|2021-22||APR||2WW||GEC||Suspected lower gastrointestinal cancer||1||1||0|
|2021-22||APR||2WW||GEC||Suspected other cancer||1||1||0|
|2021-22||APR||2WW||GEC||Suspected urological malignancies (excluding testicular)||2||1||1|
|2021-22||APR||2WW||NV1||Suspected lower gastrointestinal cancer||84||78||6|
|2021-22||APR||2WW||NV1||Suspected upper gastrointestinal cancer||58||56||2|
|2021-22||APR||2WW||NVM||Suspected skin cancer||64||64||0|
|2021-22||APR||2WW||NYG||Suspected children's cancer||10||10||0|