National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) blog

The National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) blog has been created to keep lung cancer teams up to date with the latest news and key issues affecting the NLCA or mesothelioma audit, including quality improvement (QI) initiatives and data collection methodology.

What we are doing

The posts will be written regularly by the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) team and wider stakeholders from the lung cancer community. 

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What we have produced

National Lung Cancer Audit co-clinical lead Neal Navani reflects on the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's annual conference.
National Lung Cancer Audit project coordinator Hannah Rodgers looks back at the quality improvement workshop in Leeds.

National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) senior clinical lead Paul Beckett describes important new changes to the way results for the audit will be analysed and presented, and how we will identify and assist trusts whose results fall below an acceptable standard.

Neal Navani, clinical lead, and Natasha Wood, audit project manager, describe the benefits of using National Lung Cancer Audit and Public Health England (PHE) data and how to access the data.

NLCA senior clinical lead Paul Beckett examines why case ascertainment has been such a key feature of our reports in the past, but is now no longer so crucial.

Doug West, thoracic surgeon and SCTS audit lead, looks at the Lung Cancer Clinical Outcomes Publication (LCCOP) and how it has developed into a mandatory national audit.

Neal Navani, clinical lead at the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA), explains why we are running our spotlight audit of patients who were diagnosed in 2015 with early-stage disease and good performance status bu

NLCA senior clinical lead Paul Beckett outlines the audit's plans to implement a local validation process in England to quality assure the registry data before publication of our next report.

National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) clinical lead Susan Harden writes about her quality improvement visit to the North West.
With the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) about to embark on the second national organisational audit Dr Bhavani Adizie asks 'what is this audit' and 'why is it so important'?
Tasha Wood, audit project manager at National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS), outlines how to obtain the patient-level data behind the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) annual report.

NLCA clinical lead Paul Beckett discusses his quality improvement (QI) visit to the North West.

Liz Darlison, director of services at Mesothelioma UK, discusses the importance of the national mesothelioma audit.

Ian Woolhouse, senior clinical lead for the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA), discusses the use of clinical indicators in the audit. 

In January 2017, the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) will publish its first annual report based on data sourced from the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS).