Prostate Cancer Quality Performance Indicators Consultation

Closes 9 Dec 2019

Opened 12 Nov 2019

Overview

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 Prostate Cancer QPIs were first published in May 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 NHSScotland.  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 Prostate 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.

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