Review of Breast Cancer Quality Performance Indicators Consultation

Closed 7 Jun 2019

Opened 10 May 2019


Under the auspices of the Scottish Cancer Taskforce, National Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPIs) were developed to drive continuous quality improvement in cancer care across NHSScotland.  The Breast Cancer QPIs were first published in January 2012.  The QPIs are subject to formal review every 3 years, therefore the second cycle of review has now been undertaken following analysis of Year 6 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. 

Why We Are Consulting

Wide clinical and public engagement is crucial to ensure wide inclusiveness of clinical colleagues across NHS Scotland.  It is also vital to include the patients and the public as key stakeholders in this consultation to ensure the acceptability of the QPIs.  We would like your comments on the Revised Breast Cancer QPIs.  In particular we would like to hear your views 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)

Forms to assist with submission of comments have been developed and should be used wherever possible.  Please note that supporting evidence should be detailed along with comments where appropriate.

Read the Breast Cancer Clinical Quality Performance Indicators Engagement Document.

What Happens Next

All responses will be collated for review and decision by the Breast Cancer QPI Review Group. Those who have participated in the engagement process will receive an overview of the changes made and a copy of the final Breast Cancer QPI document, ahead of publication in 2019.


  • Health and Social Care