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National Lung Cancer Audit 2017: key findings for patients and carers - a patient’s perspective

Posted by Janette Rawlinson

Patient advocate and contributor to our latest patient booklet Janette Rawlinson offers her perspective on the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) and the variation in lung cancer treatment that still exists in the UK.

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NLCA Data Refresh

by Natasha Wood

Tasha Wood, audit project manager at the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS), shares plans for refreshing data ahead of the next National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) mid-year and annual reports.

Tuesday 20 March, 2018

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Timelines for Publication of Annual Report Data

by Paul Beckett

Paul Beckett explains why it takes so long for data on lung cancer patients to be reported by the NLCA.

Monday 05 February, 2018

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National Lung Cancer Audit – second organisational audit

by Bhavani Adizie

Clinical research fellow, Bhavani Adizie, looks at the results from our second organisational audit and how they compare to results from 2014.

Monday 29 January, 2018

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NLCA at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer world conference

by Neal Navani

National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) co-clinical lead Neal Navani reflects on the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) annual conference.

Friday 27 October, 2017

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'25 by 25': National Lung Cancer Audit quality improvement workshop

by Hannah Rodgers

National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) project coordinator Hannah Rodgers looks back at the quality improvement (QI) workshop in Leeds.

Monday 23 October, 2017

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Changes to NLCA Analysis

by Paul Beckett

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.

Wednesday 23 August, 2017

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Accessing lung cancer audit data for innovative and important research

by Neal Navani

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.

Tuesday 01 August, 2017

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Case ascertainment in the National Lung Cancer Audit

by Paul Beckett

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.

Wednesday 19 July, 2017

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Progress report: the Lung Cancer Clinical Outcomes Publication

by Doug West

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.

Tuesday 18 July, 2017

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Spotlight audit 2017

by Neal Navani

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 but did not undergo surgery.

Tuesday 06 June, 2017

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Plans for National Lung Cancer Audit data validation

by Paul Beckett

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.

Thursday 18 May, 2017

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Quality improvement visit: North West Coast

by Susan Harden

National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) clinical lead Susan Harden writes about her quality improvement visit to the North West.

Thursday 27 April, 2017

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Reflections on the national lung cancer organisational audit

by Bhavani Adizie

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'?

Monday 03 April, 2017

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National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) annual report 2016

by Tasha Wood

The National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) compiles data about the full lung cancer patient pathway from a variety of data sources. Tasha Wood, audit project manager at the NCRAS, outlines how to obtain the patient-level data behind the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) annual report.

Thursday 30 March, 2017

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Quality improvement visit: Cheshire and Merseyside

by Paul Beckett

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

Tuesday 21 March, 2017

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