National Lung Cancer Audit Organisational Audit report

Reports | Published: 09 Jan 2020

This is the third National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) organisational report, it aims to reassess the provision of lung cancer services in secondary care across England and Wales, since the last audit period. The report also seeks to highlight any variation in diagnostics, treatment modalities and specialist staffing; provide information for national benchmarking; and measure the extent to which the recommendations made in the 2017 report have been met.

Some of the key findings include:

  • Only 5% of units (8% in 2017) had adequate levels of specialist staffing in all of five key
  • Less than half (44%) achieved the recommended 3-day turnaround for pathological subtyping and 37% achieved molecular diagnostics within 10 days, which may have led to delays in treatment for some patients.
  • Only 47% of units had a policy for the treatment of tobacco addiction and pharmacotherapy was prescribed in only 37%.

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National Lung Cancer Audit Organisational Audit report