Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPIs)
Better Cancer Care (2008) included a
commitment to “develop a work programme which will define how we
will take forward quality indicators for cancer
To achieve this, the Scottish Cancer Taskforce
established the National Cancer Quality Steering Group which is
- the development of small sets (approximately 10-15 indicators)
of tumour specific and generic national quality performance
- overseeing the implementation of the national governance
framework that underpins the reporting of performance against
national QPIs, and
- ensuring sustainability of this work programme.
The QPIs have been developed collaboratively
with the three Regional Cancer Networks (NOSCAN, SCAN, WOSCAN),
Information Services Division (ISD), and Healthcare Improvement
Scotland. QPIs will be kept under regular review and be responsive
to changes in clinical practice and emerging evidence.
The overarching aim of the cancer quality work
programme is to ensure that activity at NHS board level is focussed
on areas most important in terms of improving survival and patient
experience whilst reducing variance and ensuring safe, effective
and person-centred cancer care.
Cancer QPI documents
Cancer QPI assurance programme
Scottish Government asked Healthcare Improvement Scotland to
provide assurance around performance against cancer QPIs and
publish their findings on a 3 yearly basis.