National Prostate Cancer Audit

NPCA data collection conference

NPCA data collection conference


The NPCA data collection & submission conference –
Achieving High-Quality Data

Friday 5th December, 2014
The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London

The aim of the conference was to provide support and guidance to NPCA colleagues, who play such a vital role in ensuring that data is collected and submitted to the NPCA each month. Over 175 delegates attended the conference, which provided an opportunity for cancer managers and MDT coordinators from NHS providers of prostate cancer care in England and Wales, members of the NPCA Project Team & representatives from each National Cancer Registration Service (NCRS) office and key IT system providers (SCR and CIMs) to communicate, exchange ideas and share learning.



Programme & Presentations

Jan van der Meulen - Chair’s introduction

Roger Wotton - Improving the patient experience of prostate cancer: key issues and concerns
Secretary of The Aylesbury Vale group and Trustee and regional co-ordinator of Tackle Prostate Cancer

Heather Payne: Introduction to the NPCA
Consultant in Clinical Oncology at University College Hospitals and NPCA Clinical Lead for Oncology.

Ajay Aggarwal: NPCA Organisational Audit: key findings
Clinical Oncologist and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow at LSHTM. Oncology Project Coordinator for the NPCA.

Julie Nossiter: NPCA Prospective audit development
Senior Research and Audit Associate at the Royal College of Surgeons’ Clinical Effectiveness Unit and NPCA Project Manager.

Paul Cathcart: NPCA data collection on men undergoing radical surgery for prostate cancer
Senior lecturer in genitourinary oncology and consultant Urological Surgeon at St Bartholomew's Hospital London and University College Hospital London. Urology Project Coordinator for the NPCA.

Ajay Aggarwal: Capturing planned radical radiotherapy data for the NPCA

Regina Lally: NPCA data submission and reporting: update from the National Cancer Registration Service (NCRS)
Programmes Lead at NCRS, part of Public Health England. Regina represented the NCRS on the NPCA Project Team until January 2015.

Ruth McCarthy & Tony Clarke: Update from SCR
Commercial Manager and Test Lead for the Somerset Cancer Register (SCR).

Sarah Waters: Update from InfoFlex
Director at Chameleon Information Management Services Ltd.

Click on the link to view the presentations which are downloadable in PowerPoint slideshow file format (.ppsx).

Participant Feedback

‘The opportunity to network and to speak with people who actually collect the data was most useful’
‘It was interesting to find out about the process behind the scenes’
‘It gave me a much better understanding of the data collection/submission requirements and about prostate cancer in general’
‘The conference provided an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss new ideas about how to collect information for the audit’
‘The surgeon and oncologist presentations were very informative. Superb presentations!’
‘The conference provided a clear understanding of the purpose of the NPCA, the rationale behind the collection of the specific data fields and the importance of collecting quality data’
‘The presentations provided a useful overview – from the perspective of the patient, the oncologist, the surgeon and the cancer registration coordinators.’