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.
Clinical Outcomes Publication (COP)
Clinical outcomes publications provide quality measures at individual consultant, team and unit levels using national clinical audit and administrative data. This project is one of a number of National Clinical Audits who publish these types of data on their website for patients and the public to view; see the project website link above. For an overview, see HQIP’s clinical outcomes publication webpages.
Data collected on behalf of HQIP by all NCAPOP projects is routinely reported and these reports are available in the ‘Latest resources’ section. The reported data is also placed on the data.gov.uk website. Data is also placed upon MyNHSand NHS Choices.
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.