Following guidance from members of the Clinical Steering Group (CSG) of the NABCOP, if an NHS Organisation diagnoses fewer than 30 breast cancer patients a year, or diagnoses fewer than 30 breast cancer patients in the most recent year of data the report looks at, this NHS Organisation will not be included in the Annual Report tables and figures. The threshold for inclusion in the Annual Report was agreed at the October 2017 CSG meeting, and re-confirmed at the November 2018 CSG meeting.
For the NABCOP 2019 Annual Report, this applies to those NHS Organisations with fewer than 120 patients diagnosed over the 4 year period of 2014–17 or fewer than 30 patients diagnosed at their NHS Organisation in 2017 (as per the registration dataset provided by NCRAS in England and Canisc in Wales in December 2018).
In addition, NHS Organisations that mainly provide oncological treatment for breast cancer patients as tertiary centres, are not included as a named trust within the NABCOP report. Any patients allocated to this type of NHS Organisation in England, within the data provided by NCRAS, will be reallocated to the NHS Organisation where the patient was diagnosed, as determined by the location of the Multi Disciplinary Team meeting or surgery.
If you have queries about how your data is submitted to NCRAS, please contact the Data Improvement Lead within your area who will be able to help (listed below, or visit the NCRAS website)
Note: Details are correct as of September 2021. Karen Graham will be covering West Midlands; Simon Cairnes will be covering Oxford from October 2021 – September 2022.
If you have queries about how your data is submitted to Canisc, please contact the CaNISC training and support team who will be able to help.
If you have any further queries about this, please contact us.