CANCER OR SYMPTOMATIC BREAST REFERRAL PATIENT STATUS

CANCER OR SYMPTOMATIC BREAST REFERRAL PATIENT STATUS is recorded to enable tracking of the status of REFERRAL REQUESTS for PATIENTS referred with a suspected cancer, or referred with breast symptoms with cancer not originally suspected.

Where a diagnosis of cancer is subsequently made, data on First Definitive Treatment and subsequent treatments should be recorded for PATIENTS receiving treatment within the NHS in England.

English NHS in this context refers to Health Care Provider ORGANISATIONS within England who are treating PATIENTS with cancer (where the PATIENTS have NHS NUMBERS which exist on the Patient Demographic Service database, and which can be used within the National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set for transmission purposes) who may have been referred from outside England.

Further details can be found in Department of Health guidance at Cancer Waiting Times Documentation and Links.

Where PATIENTS with a diagnosis of cancer do NOT receive treatment within the NHS in England, or where the diagnosed condition is not within the Department of Health list of cancer conditions (see Department of Health  guidance at Cancer Waiting Times Documentation and Links), further data need not be collected.

The National Codes have been listed in logical sequence rather than numeric order.

National Codes:

14Suspected primary cancer
09Under investigation following symptomatic referral, cancer not suspected (breast referrals only) (see note 1*)
03No new cancer diagnosis identified by the Health Care Provider 
10Diagnosis of new cancer confirmed - first treatment not yet planned
11Diagnosis of new cancer confirmed - English NHS first treatment planned
07Diagnosis of cancer confirmed - no English NHS treatment planned
08First treatment commenced (English NHS only)
12Diagnosis of new cancer confirmed - subsequent treatment not yet planned
13Diagnosis of new cancer confirmed - subsequent English NHS treatment planned
21Subsequent treatment commenced (English NHS only)
15Suspected recurrent cancer
16Diagnosis of recurrent cancer confirmed - first treatment not yet planned
17Diagnosis of recurrent cancer confirmed - English NHS first treatment planned
18Diagnosis of recurrent cancer confirmed - no English NHS treatment planned
19Diagnosis of recurrent cancer confirmed - subsequent treatment not yet planned
20Diagnosis of recurrent cancer confirmed - subsequent English NHS treatment planned

Note 1*:  National Code 09 - 'Under investigation following symptomatic referral, cancer not suspected (breast referrals only)' should only be used when the TWO WEEK WAIT CANCER OR SYMPTOMATIC BREAST REFERRAL TYPE is National Code 16 - 'Exhibited (non-cancer) breast symptoms - cancer not initially suspected.'

 

This attribute is also known by these names:
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formerlyCANCER STATUS
pluralCANCER OR SYMPTOMATIC BREAST REFERRAL PATIENT STATUSES