Cancer Performance

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The Trust provides cancer services for all of the ‘main’ cancer tumour groups across each of our hospitals. This includes palliative care services.

Each tumour group has an established multi-disciplinary team (MDT), comprising doctors, specialist nurses and other health professionals from different health disciplines, which meets weekly and has a lead clinician.

The Trust has a Lead Cancer and Palliative Care Team and a team of MDT co-ordinators (cancer and palliative care) who support the MDTs and the cancer agenda. The Trust’s lead cancer clinician is the Deputy Medical Director who chairs the bi-monthly Pennine Acute Cancer Committee.

The Trust’s cancer agenda is derived from the National Cancer Reform Strategy (December 2008) and all action plans and developments are based on the directives in this national strategy. Cancer Waiting Times are monitored monthly and reported to the Trust Board.

Over the past year, the Trust has been heavily involved in supporting and leading local/national cancer awareness campaigns. This has included promoting and being involved in public campaigns highlighting Ovarian and Cervical Cancers, Lung Cancer, Mouth Cancer and Breast Cancer awareness. This included publicity and information events for staff and the public.

Performance Data - 2014-2015 

Target

Operational Standard

Total

Non-Breach

Breach

% Achieved

Two Week Wait

Suspected Cancer

93%

17737

16903

834

95.3%

Breast Symptomatic

93%

2608

2447

161

93.8%

31 Days

First Treatment

96%

1933

1930

3

99.8%

Subsequent Treatment

-

571

571

0

100.0%

Subsequent Treatment - Drugs

98%

229

229

0

100.0%

Subsequent Treatment - Surgery

94%

237

237

0

100.0%

62 Days

GP Referred

85%

1351

1154.5

196.5

85.5%

National Screening

90%

61.5

58

3.5

94.3%

Consultant Upgrades

-

289.5

256

33.5

88.4%

 

Cancer Newsletter

For the latest news and information on cancer services and performance at the Trust, have a look at our cancer newsletters below.