Centre for Cancer Outcomes 

By 2020, one in two people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime.

At the moment the data to inform decisions on clinical practice and service design is not easily available, and lesser focus on outcomes.  The Centre for Cancer Outcomes will provide customised insights to patients, local population and staff in health and care system to help us drive down variations. It will also develop enhanced outcome measures which better reflect the things that matter most to patients through their treatment and care pathway. Moreover, the Centre will model future service demands ensuring optimisation of resources across north east and central London and west Essex.

The Centre for Cancer Outcomes is currently working on the following key areas:

  • Developing Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) level balanced scorecards to provide an effective mechanism to feedback outcomes information, alongside other key service metrics
  • Focusing on lung cancer outcomes in the over 65s
  • Utilising Cancer Outcomes and Services Data (COSD) on interventions in the last 30 days to inform care pathways
  • Developing a model to demonstrate cost and value across an entire pathway.

For more information about the Centre for Cancer Outcomes please contact ben.goretzki@nhs.net