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Cancer Waiting Times

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UK cancer data and information
International cancer organisations
UK cancer tools and intelligence
Report generation dates
Cancer Network Codes

The National Cancer Waiting Times system allows NHS providers to record data derived from patient care activity. This data can be used to:

  • monitor cancer waiting times targets
  • plan service improvements

As a patient moves through the stages of their treatment pathway data on referrals, treatments and diagnosis are derived from care records locally (decisions on how to collect these data from local systems are made locally).

After collection, the cancer waiting times data can be queried by NHS organisations, cancer networks and the Department of Health to provide reports and feedback on the progress towards meeting these targets.

Document library

Document titlePublication date / Review date
icon Cancer Waiting Times User Manual [481.06KB] 04 August 2016
icon Cancer Waiting Times data user certificate [97.14KB] 21 December 2016
icon Cancer Waiting Times reports - User manual [1.71MB] 17 August 2015
icon Cancer Waiting Times reports GFOCW - Part 1 [948.2KB] 14 May 2010
icon Cancer Waiting Times reports GFOCW - Part 2 [1.47MB] 14 May 2010
icon Cancer Waiting Times reports GFOCW - Part 3 [984.48KB] 14 May 2010
icon Cancer Waiting Times reports GFOCW - Part 4 [2.61MB] 14 May 2010
icon Cancer Waiting Times reports GFOCW - Part 5 [5.44MB] 14 May 2010
icon Cancer Waiting Times reports GFOCW - Part 6 [5.09MB] 14 May 2010
icon Clinical Coding for Cancer Reform Strategy (CRS) Standards [474.26KB] 01 April 2012
icon National CWT Monitoring Data Set v1.2 Specification [701.94KB] 30 October 2015
icon National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Dataset Guidance [1.01MB] 30 October 2015
icon Monitoring Dataset guidance - changes from v8.0 to v9.0 [219.75KB] 30 October 2015

UK cancer data and information

NHS England - Cancer waiting times
Public Health England
National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN)
Cancer Outcomes and Services Dataset (COSD)
National Cancer Audits
UK and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries
Scottish Cancer Registry
Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit
National Cancer Registry Ireland
Northern Ireland Cancer Registry
Population Screening Programmes
Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (SHAPE)

International cancer organisations

European Network of Cancer Registries
International Agency for Research on Cancer

UK cancer tools and intelligence

Note: the sites marked with an asterisk require a login which you will need to request

CASCADE*
Local Cancer Intelligence
Understanding Cancer e-Learning*
Public Health Profiles
Public Health Outcomes Framework
Local Tobacco Control Profiles
Longer Lives
Public Health England Data and Knowledge Gateway
Office for National Statistics
Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT)

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Report generation dates

Find Upload Deadlines and report generation dates for the Cancer Waiting Times Database

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Cancer Network Codes

The National Cancer Waiting Times system now uses the same set of Cancer Network codes as used by the Cancer Action Team and the Department of Health.

National Helpdesk Exeter

Email: exeter.helpdesk@nhs.net or phone: 0300 303 4034

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