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National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit

 July 2017

Deadline set for 2016-17 data

The first submission deadline for patients diagnosed between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017 is Friday 29 September 2017.

There will be two more deadlines: one to get all your patient and tumour records submitted for linkage with ONS; and a final deadline by which all treatment data must be submitted.

New CAP submission report

We have introduced a new online report in the Clinical Audit Platform. In addition to the First Diagnosing Trust Count report, users can now view the Participation report, which is based on submitting trust rather than diagnosing trust. Users select a date range based on date of diagnosis to view the number of records their trust has submitted, by record type.

The online report guidance PDF on our webpage has been updated accordingly.

Online user survey

We are inviting all our contacts to complete an online user survey.

A big thank you to users who have already completed the survey. Participation is entirely voluntary but your answers will help inform a review of the audit dataset and its outputs.

The survey is anonymous, although we do ask for your organisation and job role in order to assess the survey's coverage and to better understand how audit participation is organised locally.

There are a maximum of 20 questions about: you, the 'Trust Summary' and your experience of collecting and submitting to the audit. Some questions will be skipped depending on your response.

Calling case study volunteers

Have you used audit data to make improvements to your service? Have you changed your systems to make submitting to the audit easier?

If you have any stories you would like to share with other audit users, please contact us.

Publications

The Annual Report 2017 is due to be published on Thursday 14 December.

A paper, using audit data, on the coding on HGD patients in HES has recently been published in BMJ Open.

A publication date for the Clinical Outcomes Publication has not yet been set.