This website presents the median time taken, in days, for patients to be seen for their first treatment following a referral, stratified by four intervals of the patient pathway. These are:
Referral to first seen in secondary care
First seen in secondary care to diagnosis
Diagnosis to first multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting
MDT meeting to treatment start date
This analysis is broken down by socio-demographic factors, stage at diagnosis, route to diagnosis, and geography, for patients diagnosed with one of fifteen cancers in the diagnosis years 2013 to 2018.
This website has been split up into three sections:
Click below to download a copy of the data and graphs:
Download graph - Patient Count by Diagnosis Year
Download graph - Median Days by Diagnosis Year
Download graph - Patient Count Trend
Download graph - Median Days Trend
Download data - selected Cancer Alliance
Download data - all Cancer Alliances
Download data - Statistical Significance
This work is produced by the Cancer Alliance Data, Evidence and Analysis Service (CADEAS), a partnership between NHS England and NHS Improvement & Public Health England. It builds on work previously carried out by the NCRAS-TCST (National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service - Transforming Cancer Services Team for London) Partnership.
Data for this project is based on patient-level information collected by the NHS, as part of the care and support of cancer patients. The data is collated, maintained and quality assured by the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service, which is part of Public Health England (PHE).
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