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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NABCOP 2017 Annual Report

This document reports the findings from the first year of work conducted by the National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients (NABCOP). It was a collaboration between the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) and the Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), and was commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme.

This report describes the various aspects of the care provided by NHS breast cancer units in England and in Wales, and contains information on:

  1. Patterns of surgical treatment in England and Wales among women diagnosed with breast cancer.
  2. The organisation of breast cancer services in England and Wales, with a particular focus on policies for the management of older patients.
  3. How patient characteristics influence which treatments were considered as options for older patients.

The Organisational Audit and Case Vignettes questionnaires used to produce this 2017 report are available to download.

A summary of the information provided by all respondents of the 2017 Organisational Audit, including late submissions not included in the 2017 Annual Report, are available to download.

Download summary of information provided by all respondents of the NABCOP 2017 Organisational Audit

A Public and Patients version of this report was published on the 4 September 2017.

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Published 18 July 2017