Explore the suite of cancer training materials compiled by the National Disease Registration Service (NDRS).
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This suite of training modules has been compiled by by the National Disease Registration Service (NDRS) to assist both new and existing cancer data administration personnel.
Each module contains:
a narrated slide show
a PDF supporting document that includes a full narrative notes
All slideshows are 'read only' - please do not make any changes to the content. If you spot any errors please contact your regional Data Liaison Manager so we can investigate and if necessary amend the master version.
Use the F5 key to view the full slideshow with the accompanying narrated audio.
All resources are available to download and view on desktop, tablet and mobile phones devices. However, the audio narration may not always work on mobile phones, depending on the specification and functionality.
The Cancer Outcomes and Services Data set (COSD) is a compiled data set which provides the standard for secondary uses information required to support national cancer registration and associated analysis (at local, regional, national, and international level), as well as other national cancer audit programmes.
The COSD specifies the data items that need to be recorded for all cancer patients by the NHS in England. This includes all the items that Providers should submit electronically directly to the NDRS on a monthly basis.
The collection of accurate and complete cancer staging information is very important. The NDRS team has therefore created a series of cancer staging guidance sheets to support clinical and cancer data administration personnel with this work.
Data liaison team
The Data Liaison team within the National Disease Registration Service (NDRS) has a wealth of knowledge on cancer pathways and processes within NHS Trusts. NHS teams submitting data to NDRS can seek advice, support and find out more about the data improvement initiatives available to them directly from the regional Data Liaison Managers: