Our priorities

Our priorities define the aims of NABCOP.

The aim of NABCOP is to support NHS providers to improve the quality of hospital care for older patients with breast cancer. To carry out this aim, we will be publishing high quality, comparative information from all NHS providers of breast cancer care in England and Wales. NABCOP is funded for an initial period of three years from April 2016.

We intend to support NHS providers by:

  • Determining patterns of care and outcomes for women aged 70 years and over with breast cancer compared with women aged 50-69 years.
  • Publishing comparative information on the structures, processes and outcomes of breast cancer care delivered in England and Wales.