National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Dataset Definition
National Cancer Data Set Waiting Times Overview Text

The National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Dataset contains the data required for monitoring the cancer waiting time targets.

The data items are presented in the same order as the CSV (Comma Separated Values) file which can be exported from Trust based systems and uploaded to the Cancer Waiting Times system. This system is hosted nationally on NHSnet.

The three columns show whether the Data item is Mandatory or Optional for

- urgent GP referral for suspected cancer,
- first definitive treatment for cancer following a referral other than an urgent GP referral for cancer, and
- first definitive treatment for cancer following an urgent GP referral for suspected cancer

Data Item Trust where first seen if urgent GP referral for suspected cancer Trust where patient receives first definitive treatment for cancer following a referral other than an urgent GP referral for cancer Trust where patient receives first definitive treatment for cancer following an urgent GP referral for suspected cancer
NHS NUMBER M M M
SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR OUT-PATIENTS M O O
CANCER REFERRAL DECISION DATE M N/A M
REFERRAL REQUEST RECEIVED DATE M O N/A
CANCER REFERRAL PRIORITY TYPE M O M
URGENT CANCER REFERRAL TYPE M N/A N/A
DATE FIRST SEEN M O N/A
ORGANISATION CODE (PROVIDER FIRST SEEN) M O O
WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN) M* O* N/A
WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT REASON (FIRST SEEN) M* O* N/A
DELAY REASON COMMENT (FIRST SEEN) M* O* N/A
DELAY REASON REFERRAL TO FIRST SEEN (CANCER) O* O* N/A
CANCER SPECIALIST REFERRAL DATE O O O
REFERRING ORGANISATION CODE O O O
FIRST SEEN BY SPECIALIST DATE (CANCER) O O O
ORGANISATION CODE (PROVIDER FIRST CANCER SPECIALIST) O O O
CLINICAL INTERVENTION DATE (FIRST DIAGNOSTIC TEST) O O O
ORGANISATION CODE (PROVIDER FIRST DIAGNOSTIC TEST) O O O
MDT DISCUSSION INDICATOR O O O
MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM DISCUSSION DATE O O O
CANCER STATUS M O M
PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS (ICD) O M M
TUMOUR LATERALITY O O O
DECISION TO TREAT DATE (SURGERY) O M* M*
DECISION TO TREAT DATE (ANTI-CANCER DRUG REGIMEN) O M* M*
DECISION TO TREAT DATE (TELETHERAPY TREATMENT COURSE) O M* M*
DECISION TO TREAT DATE (BRACHYTHERAPY TREATMENT COURSE) O M* M*
DECISION TO TREAT DATE (SPECIALIST PALLIATIVE TREATMENT COURSE) O M* M*
DECISION TO TREAT DATE (ACTIVE MONITORING) O M* M*
ORGANISATION CODE (PROVIDER DECISION TO TREAT) O O O
WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (DECISION TO TREAT) N/A O* M*
WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT REASON (DECISION TO TREAT) N/A O* M*
PLANNED CANCER TREATMENT TYPE (FIRST DEFINITIVE) N/A O O
START DATE (SURGERY HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) N/A M* M*
START DATE (ANTI-CANCER DRUG REGIMEN) N/A M* M*
START DATE (TELETHERAPY TREATMENT COURSE) N/A M* M*
START DATE (BRACHYTHERAPY TREATMENT COURSE) N/A M* M*
START DATE (SPECIALIST PALLIATIVE TREATMENT COURSE) N/A M* M*
START DATE (ACTIVE MONITORING) N/A M* M*
ORGANISATION CODE (PROVIDER FIRST TREATMENT) N/A M M
WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT) N/A M* M*
WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT REASON (TREATMENT) N/A M* M*
DELAY REASON COMMENT (DECISION TO TREATMENT) N/A M* M*
DELAY REASON COMMENT (REFERRAL TO TREATMENT) N/A O* M*
DELAY REASON DECISION TO TREATMENT (CANCER) N/A O* O*
DELAY REASON REFERRAL TO TREATMENT (CANCER) N/A O* O*