The dataset changes for 2018-19 are now live on the Clinical Audit Platform (CAP).
The main change is the addition of a non-primary record, made up of three COSD data items
- CR6500: DateOfNonPrimaryCancerPathway
- CR6520*: RecurrenceOrMetastaticType
- CR6970: MetastaticSite
- 01 Local
- 02 Regional
- 03 Distant
The record has been introduced so the audit can collect data on recurrences (not progressions).
• Historical recurrence data may be submitted but there must be an associated tumour record in CAP
• Only recurrences relating to the first primary diagnosis of that cancer should be submitted.
Local and loco-regional recurrences that are operated on at a different hospital to the hospital where the surgery for the primary cancer was performed can now be submitted (that is resections for loco-regional recurrence).
These will then be captured through NBOCA as long as the record for the primary tumour was submitted to NBOCA by the hospital carrying out the primary surgery.