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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

More information on report generation dates can be found on Report generation dates

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

Monthly reports

Quarterly reports

Bulk upload deadline

On-screen edits deadline

Generation date

Sep 18

Q2 - 2018 to 2019

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Friday, 2 November 2018

Oct 18

 

Monday, 3 December 2018

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

April 2018 to September 2018 revisions

Q1 - 2018 to 2019 and Q2 2018 to 2019

Monday 3 December 2018

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Nov 18

 

Friday, 4 January 2019

Monday, 7 January 2019

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Dec 18

Q3 - 2018 to 2019

Friday, 1 February 2019

Monday, 4 February 2019

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Jan 19

 

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Feb 19

 

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Mar 19

Q4 - 2018 to 2019

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Apr-19

 

Monday, 3 June 2019

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Oct 2018 to Mar 2019 revisions

Q3 2018 to 19 and Q4 2018 to 19 revisions

Monday, 3 June 2019

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

May 19

 

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Friday, 5 July 2019

Jun 19

Q1 2019 to 2020

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Friday, 2 August 2019

Jul  19

 

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Aug to 19

 

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Friday, 4 October 2019

Sep 19

Q2 - 2019 to 2020

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Friday, 1 November 2019

Monday, 4 November 2019

Oct 19

 

Monday, 2 December 2019

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Apr 2019 to Sept 2019 revisions

Q1 2019 to 2020 and Q2 2019 to 20 revisions

Monday, 2 December 2019

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Nov 19

 

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Friday, 3 January 2020

Monday, 6 January 2020

Dec 19

Q3 - 2019 to 2020

Monday, 3 February 2020

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Jan 20

 

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Thursday 5 March 2020

Friday 6 March 2020

Reporting and publication of inter-provider transfers

Patient activity Reporting logic Monthly report published Quarterly report published
Sep 18 Old Logic Nov-18 November 2018 (Q2 2018 to 19 patient activity)
Oct 18 Old Logic Dec-18  
Nov 18 Old Logic Jan-19  
Dec 18 Old Logic Feb-19 February 2019 (Q3 2018 to 19 patient activity)
Jan 19 Old Logic Mar-19  
Feb 19 Old Logic Apr-19  
Mar 19 Old Logic May-19 May 2019 (Q4 2018 to 19 patient activity)
Apr 19 New Logic Jun-19  
May 19 New Logic Jul-19  
Jun 19 New Logic Aug-19 August 2019 (Q1 2019 to 20 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:

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: 30 September 2019 4:22 pm