From October 2022, the work of the NABCOP has been expanded on by two new national audits of primary breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer in women and men of all ages.

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Our partners

NABCOP was a collaborative national clinical audit, funded by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

The Association of Breast Surgery (ABS)

The ABS is the association representing healthcare professionals treating malignant and benign breast disease in the UK, Ireland and worldwide. It focuses on education, clinical audit and developing guidelines to enhance the treatment of patients with breast disease.

The Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU) of The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)

The CEU has extensive experience in national audits and its work has directly influenced clinical policy and practice in the UK.

The CEU was established in 1998 as an academic collaboration between the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) and the Department of Health Services Research and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The CEU includes epidemiologists, researchers, statisticians and clinical fellows. Links with LSHTM gives the CEU access to experts across many areas.

Most of the work at the CEU are multidisciplinary collaborations. For many projects, a CEU staff member is the principal or co-principal investigator, alongside senior clinicians; as such they are responsible for project design, analysis and interpretation.

Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

NABCOP is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP). HQIP is led by a consortium of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Royal College of Nursing and National Voices. Its aim is to promote quality improvement, and in particular to increase the impact that clinical audit has on healthcare quality in England and Wales.

HQIP holds the contract to manage and develop the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme, which consists of more than 30 clinical audits that cover care provided to people with a wide range of medical, surgical and mental health conditions. The programme is funded by NHS England and the Welsh Government. Some individual audits are also funded by the Health Department of the Scottish Government, DHSSPS Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.

To find out about other organisations of relevance to NABCOP, please visit our links page.