HQIP commissions new set of cancer programmes

Published: 31 Aug 2022

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has commissioned a set of new cancer programmes on behalf of NHS England and the Welsh Government. The National Cancer Audit Collaborating Centre will deliver five new national cancer audits in breast (including primary and metastatic), ovarian, pancreatic, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and kidney cancer, and will be hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England).

The new ‘centre’ is part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) and will be funded by NHS England and the Welsh Government, with £5.4m for an initial period of three years. It will aim to:

  1. Provide regular and timely evidence to cancer services where patterns of care in England and Wales may vary.
  2. Support NHS services to increase the consistency of access to treatments and help guide quality improvement initiatives.
  3. Stimulate improvements in cancer detection, treatment and outcomes for patients, including survival rates.

The centre will start work on 1 October 2022.

Visit the National Cancer Audit Collaborating Centre webpage for more information.