Introduction

The Cancer Services profile tool contains data at general practitioner (GP) practice, primary care network (PCN) and clinical commissioning group (CCG) and national level collated by the National Disease Registration Service (NDRS). 

The profiles are for commissioners and health professionals to use when assessing the impact of cancer on their local population and making decisions about services. They include data on cancer incidence and screening, diagnostic services, Two-Week Wait (TWW) referrals, emergency presentations and admissions.

Profiles are generated for all practices in QOF 2020/21 with a list size of at least 1,000 patients and for other practices if they had according to NHS Digital in April 2021 a list size of at least 1,000 patients and there is valid GP patient survey data for the practice. 

NOTE: There have been changes in trends due to COVID-19 impacting on some activity. Please consider this at all times when interpreting in particular 2020/21 figures and, to a smaller degree, 2019/20 results.

Recent updates

December 2021

All indicators have been updated with the 2020 to 2021 financial year of data, with the exception of the crude cancer incidence rate which has been updated with the 2019 to 2020 financial year of data.

Bowel screening indicators for the age band 60-69 were retired after 2018/19 and have been removed from the tool. The cervical screening indicators for the age band 25-64 were retired after 2019/20 and have been removed from the tool.

From 2020/21, the bowel screening indicators have been extracted using a different methodology to previous data. Full details can be found in the caveats section of the descriptive metadata for each affected indicator.

PCNs updated (status 28/10/2021)

March 2021

The cervical screening indicator for the age band 25-64 has been replaced with two new, distinct indicators split by age band (25-49, 50-64). The indicator for the age band 25-64 has been retired after 2019/20 but will be retained in the tool until the 2021 update.

December 2020

All indicators have been updated with the 2019/20 financial year of data, with the exception of the crude cancer incidence rate which has been updated with the 2018/19 financial year of data.

Bowel screening indicators for the age band 60-69 have been retired after 2018/19 but will be retained in the tool until the 2021 update.

PCNs updated (status 29/10/2020)

October 2020

Summary of key indicators tab added for easy navigation to commonly used indicators.

June 2020

PCNs (provisional) updated. Please view notes for more details.

February 2020

Note: An error was identified for indicators based on hospital episode statistics (HES) data which gave misleading results for areas within the South East region and East Sussex. Affected areas have been suppressed or flagged to be treated with caution. Full details can be found in the caveats section of the descriptive metadata for each affected indicator.

11 practices were assigned to their 2018 CCG for the most recent annual refresh. These practices will be reassigned to their 2019 CCG for the February update.

January 2020

PCNs (provisional) added. Please view notes for more details.

December 2019

All indicators have been updated with the 2018/19 financial year of data, with the exception of the crude cancer incidence rate which has been updated with the 2017/18 financial year of data.

Recent updates

December 2021

All indicators have been updated with the 2020 to 2021 financial year of data, with the exception of the crude cancer incidence rate which has been updated with the 2019 to 2020 financial year of data.

Bowel screening indicators for the age band 60-69 were retired after 2018/19 and have been removed from the tool. The cervical screening indicators for the age band 25-64 were retired after 2019/20 and have been removed from the tool.

From 2020/21, the bowel screening indicators have been extracted using a different methodology to previous data. Full details can be found in the caveats section of the descriptive metadata for each affected indicator.

PCNs updated (status 28/10/2021)

March 2021

The cervical screening indicator for the age band 25-64 has been replaced with two new, distinct indicators split by age band (25-49, 50-64). The indicator for the age band 25-64 has been retired after 2019/20 but will be retained in the tool until the 2021 update.

December 2020

All indicators have been updated with the 2019/20 financial year of data, with the exception of the crude cancer incidence rate which has been updated with the 2018/19 financial year of data.

Bowel screening indicators for the age band 60-69 have been retired after 2018/19 but will be retained in the tool until the 2021 update.

PCNs updated (status 29/10/2020)

October 2020

Summary of key indicators tab added for easy navigation to commonly used indicators.

June 2020

PCNs (provisional) updated. Please view notes for more details.

February 2020

Note: An error was identified for indicators based on hospital episode statistics (HES) data which gave misleading results for areas within the South East region and East Sussex. Affected areas have been suppressed or flagged to be treated with caution. Full details can be found in the caveats section of the descriptive metadata for each affected indicator.

11 practices were assigned to their 2018 CCG for the most recent annual refresh. These practices will be reassigned to their 2019 CCG for the February update.

January 2020

PCNs (provisional) added. Please view notes for more details.

December 2019

All indicators have been updated with the 2018/19 financial year of data, with the exception of the crude cancer incidence rate which has been updated with the 2017/18 financial year of data.