Mesothelioma Quality Performance Indicators Consultation

Closed 8 Feb 2019

Opened 7 Jan 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.  In order to ensure success of the National Cancer QPIs in driving quality improvement it is critical that QPIs are 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 Mesothelioma 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.
  • Key points or areas that are not covered within the QPIs
  • Feasibility of measuring the QPIs identified in a meaningful and comparative way (i.e. ‘like for like’ comparison)

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

Download the consultation paper.

What Happens Next

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


  • People of Scotland


  • Health and Social Care