The National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and works with a number of specialists to collect hospital and healthcare information and report on how well people with lung cancer are being diagnosed and treated in hospitals across England, Wales, (and more recently) Jersey and Guernsey.
The NLCA was recently granted a continuation of its funding until October 2021. See below our full list of publications available for download.
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In late 2014 the contract for the NLCA was awarded to the RCP and is now delivered in partnership with a number of key stakeholders:
- The National Cancer Registration Service at NHS England collects and processes the NLCA data through the Cancer Outcomes and Services Dataset (COSD).
- The University of Nottingham is sub-contracted through the RCP to provide the analysis.
- The audit is also delivered in partnership with the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation representing lung cancer patients, the Welsh Lung Cancer Special Advisory Group, the National Lung Cancer Forum for Lung Cancer Nurses and the British Thoracic Oncology Group.
- Clinical leadership is provided by lung cancer experts recruited through the Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit at the RCP.