This audit will look at the care that patients are receiving for metastatic (secondary) breast cancer in England and Wales, in order to identify any shortfalls, and try to work out how to improve them. One of the challenges involved in gathering data on metastatic breast cancer is that these patients are not automatically recorded on the national cancer registries. This audit will try to collect these data in a systematic and comprehensive way. One focus will be to look at specific groups of patients who have the most difficult problems. It may also include patients with triple negative breast cancer, and those with brain metastases, which are very difficult to treat. For more information please see the audit website link above.
Data collected on behalf of HQIP by all NCAPOP projects is routinely reported and these reports are available in the ‘Related resources’ section.
For regularly updated dynamic reporting of audit data, follow the link in the HQIP Directory in the column called ‘Link to dynamic reporting’.
The reported data is also placed on the data.gov.uk website.
For details of how to apply for data that is not in the public domain, please see HQIP’s data access webpages.
Details of the contracts that HQIP awards are available at: www.gov.uk/contracts-finder.