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National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) publishes tenth report

December 3, 2014: The tenth annual report of the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) is released today. The audit summarises the key findings for patients diagnosed with lung cancer who were first seen in secondary care in 2013.

The audit has collected data on 39,203 patients in Great Britain for this audit period, representing approximately 100.0 per cent of the cases of lung cancer presenting to secondary care.

The audit is managed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians and commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP)3.

Read the full report here: 


Notes to editors

  1. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was established on April 1 2013 as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB). It is England's trusted data source, delivering high quality information and IT systems to drive better patient services, care and outcomes. Its work includes publishing more than 220 statistical publications annually; providing a range of specialist data services; managing informatics projects and programmes and developing and assuring national systems against appropriate contractual, clinical safety and information standards.
  2. Unfortunately, the data for Northern Ireland and Guernsey was not available in time to be included in this report and therefore will be published electronically at a later date.
  3. Several organisations have contributed to the audit, including The National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA), Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), The Royal College of Physicians (The RCP), The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), The University of Nottingham, The Cancer Information System Cymru (CaNISC), Informing Healthcare (Wales), Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (WCISU), South-East Scotland Cancer Network (SCAN), North of Scotland Cancer Network (NoSCAN), West of Scotland Cancer Network (WoSCA)
  4. Further details on the history, purpose and methodology of the audit can be obtained from the HSCIC website ( More extensive analyses on the 2013 data, including case-mix adjusted data in an electronic spreadsheet format will be available from the HSCIC website in due course.
  5. For media enquires please call 0300 3033 888 or email: Please note the change in number
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