National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set Overview

Introduction:

The information in the National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set is required to provide details on cancer SERVICES in England. This enables the performance monitoring of Health Care Providers and Clinical Commissioning Groups in order to maintain and increase standards across England.

Cancer Waiting Times data relates to:

The 'Cancer Reform Strategy (2007)' introduced new and changed commitments in terms of service standards for cancer PATIENTS that must be met. A Review of Cancer Waiting Times Standards was carried out by the Department of Health and Social Care and published alongside 'Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer (2011)'.

The National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set supports the continued management and monitoring of the following waiting times:

Patient Pathway Scenarios:

The Patient Pathway Scenarios for the National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set are to be used to manage the collection of data for all PATIENTS suspected of having, or diagnosed with cancer.

Transmission:

Further guidance: