National Prostate Cancer Audit (NPCA)

Supplier info

Name: Marina Parry
Org: Royal College of Surgeons (RCS)
Phone: 0207 869 6600
Website: NPCA

HQIP contact

Sarah Walker

Programme overview

Prostate cancer is the most common solid cancer in men with 40,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the UK and its incidence is increasing. The Royal College of Surgeons’ Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU) was awarded the contract for the audit, which started on the 1 April 2013, and is managed as a partnership between a team of clinical, cancer information and audit experts from the British Association of Urological Surgeons, the British Uro-oncology Group, the National Cancer Registration Service and CEU.

NPCA is the first national clinical audit of the care that men receive following a diagnosis of prostate cancer. It is designed to collect information about the diagnosis, management and treatment of every patient newly diagnosed with prostate cancer in England and Wales, and their outcomes. The findings from the audit will contribute to changes in clinical practice ensuring that patients receive the best care possible and experience an improved quality of life.

Additional information on all HQIP-commissioned projects is available on the NHS Trusts page, which includes the recommendations repository, infographics compendium, 9 month publication schedule, impact report, and National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory. For further information about this project, please contact the project team directly using the contact details listed in the ‘Supplier Info’ section above.

Accessing data

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 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:

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