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National Lung Cancer Audit

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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NLCA background, data collection and information governance.

 

Who's involved

Organisations

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:

What we have produced

During 2019 the NLCA repeated its national spotlight audit to investigate why the curative intent treatment rates in patients with early-stage lung cancer are lower than expected.

This is the sixth report on individual activity of surgeons or their specific contribution to lung cancer care. Click below to download the full report and read our executive summary.

The third organisational report presents national level findings on the organisation of lung cancer services in England and Wales as of June 2019. Click below to download the full report, read our executive summary and a blog written by our clinical lead.

This audit is the first national study of molecular testing for patients in England with advanced NSCLC. Click below to download the full report, read our executive summary and a blog written by our clinical lead.

The National Lung Cancer Audit 2018 report demonstrates the key findings from the 14th annual audit for lung cancer patients diagnosed in 2017 in England, Wales, Guernsey and, for the first time, Jersey. The purpose of the audit is to review the quality of lung cancer care, to highlight areas for

This is the fifth report on individual activity of surgeons or their specific contribution to lung cancer care.

The NLCA annual report 2017 demonstrates the key findings from the 13th annual audit for lung cancer patients diagnosed in 2016 in England, Wales and Guernsey.

The clinical outcomes publication is an NHS England initiative, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), to publish quality measures at unit level and the level of individual consultant doctor using national clinical audit and administrative data.

The NLCA report 2016 demonstrates the key findings from the audit for lung cancer patients diagnosed in 2015 in England, Wales, Guernsey and Scotland. 
This report summarises the key findings from the 11th annual National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) for patients diagnosed with lung cancer in England, Wales, Guernsey and Scotland in 2014.

The NLCA annual report 2014 provides a summary of comparative audit data on the treatments and outcomes for lung cancer patients who were first seen in NHS secondary care in 2013.

The National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) was commissioned to collect data and report on patients in England and Wales.
The clinical outcomes publication is an initiative to publish quality measures at unit level and the level of individual consultant doctor using national clinical audit and administrative data.

The National Lung Cancer Audit recently hosted a series of workshops around the country to share the vision and plans for the audit over the next 3 years.