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Cancer Waiting Times Data Collection (CWT)

The national Cancer Waiting Times (CWT) system allows NHS providers to record data derived from patient care activity. This data can be used to monitor cancer waiting times targets or 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.

The national cancer waiting times monitoring dataset guidance v10.0 provides information on inter-provider transfers (new logic) and faster diagnosis standard requirements of cancer waiting times, and seeks to ensure staff from both informatics and clinical teams understand the data they need to be reporting on.  

Frequency: Monthly

Launch and submission dates

Final upload deadlines and report generation dates for the Cancer Waiting Times System. 

 

Monthly reports Quarterly reports Bulk upload deadline date 'Cooling off' on screen edits deadline Generation date

December 2019

Q3 2019-2020

03 February 2020

04 February 2020

05 February 2020

January 2020

 

04 March 2020

05 March 2020

06 March 2020

February 2020

 

31 March 2020

01 April 2020

02 April 2020

March 2020

Q4 2019 -2020

05 May 2020

06 May 2020

07 May 2020

April 2020

 

02 June 2020

03 June 2020

04 June 2020

Revisions October 2019 – March 2020

Revisions

Q3 2019-2020 and Q4 2019-2020

02 June 2020

03 June 2020

04 June 2020

May 2020

 

30 June 2020

01 July 2020

02 July 2020

June 2020

Q1 2020-2021

30 July 2020

31 July 2020

03 August 2020

July 2020

 

02 September 2020

03 September 2020

04 September 2020

August 2020

 

30 September 2020

01 October 2020

02 October 2020

September 2020

Q2 2020 - 2021

30 October 2020

02 November 2020

03 November 2020

October 2020

 

01 December 2020

02 December 2020

03 December 2020

Revisions

April 2020 – September 2020

Revisions

Q1 2020-2021 and Q2 2020-2021

01 December 2020

02 December 2020

03 December 2020

November 2020

 

04 January 2021

05 January 2021

06 January 2021

December 2020

Q3 2020-2021

02 February 2021

03 February 2021

04 February 2021

January 2021

 

02 March 2021

03 March 2021

04 March 2021

         

 

Reporting and publication of inter-provider transfers

Patient activity Reporting logic Monthly report published Quarterly report published
September 2018 Old Logic November 2018 November 2018 (quarter 2 208 - 2019 patient activity) 
October 2018 Old Logic December 2018  
November 2018 Old Logic January 2019  
December 2018 Old Logic February 2019 February 2019 (quarter 3 2019 - 2019 patient activity) 
January 2019 Old Logic Mach 2019   
February 2019 Old Logic April 2019   
March 2019 Old Logic May 2019  May 2019 (quarter 4 2018 - 2019 patient activity) 
April 2019  New Logic June 2019   
May 2019 New Logic July 2019   
June 2019 New Logic August 2019  August 2019 (quarter 1 2019 - 2020 patient activity)

Guidance

Contact details

To raise an issue with the Cancer Waiting Times System contact the National Service Desk at NHS Digital:

National Service Desk
Email: ssd.nationalservicedesk@nhs.net
Phone: 0300 303 5035

To raise an issue regarding policy, procedure or national statistics contact the Cancer Waiting Times team at NHS England email england.cancerwaitsdata@nhs.net.

Further Information

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.

Cancer Waiting Times (CWT): GPDR information

Why and how we process your data in the Cancer Waiting Times (CWT) system, and your rights.

NHSE CWT Statistics Page

NHSE Cancer Page

UK Cancer Data and Information

International Cancer Organisations

UK Cancer Tools and Intelligence

Last edited: 2 March 2020 4:07 pm