National Lung Cancer Audit
The most comprehensive audit of lung cancer in the world, the NLCA is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership. The NLCA uses combined registry data, such as Cancer Outcomes and Services Dataset, pathology reports and death certificates from the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service, which are then analysed by the University of Nottingham. Publications include: an Annual report for England and Wales; the Lung Cancer Clinical Outcomes Publication for England; a Key Finding for patients and carers for England and Wales, and; this year we produced the National Mesothelioma Audit 2018 report for England and Wales. The NLCA runs quality improvement initiatives including an annual spotlight audit, which this year focused on molecular testing in patients diagnosed with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.