Each area has a performance rating for the local Cancer Network or Trust on five key care criteria, as well as a comparison to the national benchmark. The five criteria are:
- The percentage of patients who received a test to tell them what type of lung cancer they have
- Patients discussed by a lung cancer care team or multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals
- Patients seen by a lung cancer nurse specialist
- Patients receiving an operation for any type of lung cancer
- Patients receiving active anti-cancer treatment
The statistics used to create this map are from National Lung Cancer Audit, which is carried out by the NHS Information Centre, in partnership with Royal College of Physicians – the audit is commissioned by The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP).
“There is good evidence that the audit data has been used in many organisations to drive data service improvement and by inference improve the standards of care and patient outcomes.” (National Lung Cancer Audit 2011)
View: Putting Lung Cancer on the map. Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.