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Reporting meaningful personalised care data

22 September 2022
Volume 31 · Issue 17

The Cancer Outcomes and Services Dataset (COSD) is the national standard for reporting cancer by NHS Trusts in England to the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS). The NCRAS quality assures, analyses and publishes cancer data with the aims of improving cancer diagnosis and treatment and informing cancer services and patient care (National Disease Registration Service, 2021). Version 9.0 of COSD came into effect in April 2020 with the aim of improving data quality without creating undue burden on NHS Trusts and the NCRAS (National Cancer Intelligence Network, 2022). The current version of the dataset collects and reports (via the CancerStats2 platform) key activity data on holistic needs assessments (HNA), personalised care and support plans (PCSP) and end of treatment summaries (EOTS). HNA and PCSP coding options include: Offered and undecided; Offered and declined; Offered and accepted; Not offered; and Offered but patient unable to complete.

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