TABLE 1: Executive summary

Executive summary
Target not reached or not in line with other registries
Target attained
Indicator Country average (population) Country average (country) England Scotland Northern Ireland
Stability: Percentage change (%) for all cancers (C00-C97 ex. C44) in 2016 compared with 2013-2015 0.2% -0.4% 0.6% 4.1% 2.2%
Registry Creep: Percentage (%) for all cancers (C00-C97 ex. C44) of 2015 registrations at 31/01/2018 compared with registrations at 31/01/2017 1.3% 2.1% 1.1% 3.0% 2.1%
Staging: Proportion (%) of all cases (C00-C97 ex. C44) with valid known stage registered out of all 2016 registered cancers (C00-C97 ex. C44) 80.6% 77.9% 81.9% 67.2% 84.7%
Average of Core Patient Information Complete: Average percentage (%) of all cancers (C00-C97 ex. C44) registered with demographic information 98.5% 94.3% 99.1% 96.3% 87.5%
Average of Core Tumour Information Complete: Average percentage (%) of all cancers (C00-C97 ex. C44) registered with tumour information 97.3% 96.2% 97.4% 96.5% 94.6%
Diagnosing Hospital Known: Percentage (%) of all cancers (C00-C97 ex. C44) registered with an organisation of diagnosis 97.2% 91.7% 98.0% 93.5% 83.6%
Death Certificate Only (DCO) Rates: Percentage (%) of all cancers (C00-C97 ex. C44) registered as a DCO 0.5% 0.4% 0.5% 0.2% 0.4%
Zero Day Survivors: Percentage (%) of all cancers (C00-C97 ex. C44) registered with the date of death equals the date of diagnosis 1.2% 0.9% 1.3% 0.6% 0.7%
Microscopically Verified: Percentage (%) of all cancers (C00-C97 ex. C44) that are microscopically verified 85.2% 84.8% 85.3% 83.9% 85.3%
Non Specific Codes: Percentage (%) of all cancers (C00-C97 ex. C44) that are microscopically verified with non specific morphology codes 1.2% 1.3% 1.2% 1.2% 1.5%
Grade: Percentage (%) of all cancers (C00-C97 ex. C44) registered with a known grade 60.2% 61.1% 60.2% 58.6% 64.4%
Treatment: Percentage (%) of all cancers (C00-C97 ex. C44) registered with any treatment 87.1% 79.2% 88.9% 69.5% NA
Breast Screening Data: Percentage of breast cancer (C50) cases from 2015 screen detected for ages 50-64 45.1% 48.1% 44.3% 51.4% 48.4%
Cervical Screening Data: Percentage of cervical cancer (C53) cases from 2015 screen detected for ages 25-60 32.0% 37.7% 30.0% 45.3% NA
Bowel Screening Data: Percentage of bowel cancer (C18-C20) cases from 2015 screen detected for ages 60-69 24.9% 25.9% 24.6% 27.1% NA
  • Core Patient information includes name, address, postcode, sex, date of birth, ethnicity, date of death, unique health identifier
  • Core Tumour information includes date of diagnosis, site of primary growth, type of growth, behaviour of growth, basis of diagnosis, hospital of diagnosis
  • NA – not available (average excludes corresponding country)
  • DCO and zero survivor rate targets: <2%
  • Staging target: > 70%