Cancer care: review of upper GI cancer quality performance indicators - consultation

Closed 13 Feb 2023

Opened 16 Jan 2023

Results expected 20 Feb 2024

Feedback expected 13 Mar 2024


We welcome your views on the draft revised upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer quality performance indicator (QPI) engagement document. Please refer to this document (bottom of page) for full details of each QPI.

Please provide comments whether they be on all individual quality performance indicators or only those relevant to you.

In particular we are looking for comments on:

  • the appropriateness of the QPIs that have been developed
  • the target levels that have been set
  • feasibility of measuring the QPIs identified in a meaningful and comparative way (i.e. ‘like for like’ comparison)

All comments are welcome, whether they are positive or negative. Comments can be submitted anonymously however we would be grateful if you could provide contact details, should any further clarification on comments be required.

Why your views matter

National cancer quality performance indicators (QPIs) were developed to drive continuous quality improvement in cancer care across NHSScotland. The upper GI cancer QPIs were first published in November 2012. The QPIs are subject to formal review every 3 years, therefore the third cycle of review has now been undertaken following analysis of Year 9 national comparative data.

In order to ensure success of the national cancer QPIs in driving quality improvement it is critical that QPIs continue to be clinically relevant and focus on areas which will result in improvements to the quality of patient care. 

Wide clinical and public engagement is crucial to ensure wide inclusiveness of clinical colleagues across NHSScotland. It is also vital to include the patients and the public as key stakeholders in this consultation to ensure the acceptability of the quality performance indicators. 

What happens next

All responses will be collated for review and decision by the Upper GI Cancer Review Group. Those who have participated in the engagement process will receive an overview of the changes made and a copy of the final upper GI cancer QPI document, ahead of publication in 2023.


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