Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Specialist MDT: Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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Men diagnosed at this hospital trust can access the following services (updated 2019):

  • Diagnostic Facilities:
    • Multiparametric MRI
    • Transperineal biopsy under general anaesthetic
    • Whole body MRI
    • Isotope bone scan
  • Treatment Facilities:
    • External beam radiotherapy
    • Intensity-modulated radiotherapy
    • Chemotherapy
  • Support Service Facilities:
    • Prostate cancer clinical nurse specialist (PCa CNS)
    • Urology CNS
    • Sexual function services
    • Specialist continence services
    • Psychological counselling

Data Quality

Diagnosing Trust Specialist MDT
No. of Cancer Registry records 508 920
Performance Status recorded 88% 58%
PSA completed 95% 95%
Gleason Score completed 76% 81%
TNM completed 74% 80%
Risk group assigned 92% 93%

Disease Presentation

Specialist MDT National
No. of men with disease status determined 876 49027
Percentage of men diagnosed with metastatic disease 15% 13%

Management

Specialist MDT National
No. of men diagnosed with low-risk localised disease 42 3055
Percentage of men with low-risk localised disease receiving radical treatment 3% 5%
No. of men diagnosed with locally advanced disease 402 19663
Percentage of men diagnosed with locally advanced disease receiving radical treatment 65% 71%
No. of men diagnosed with M1 (metastases) 133 6136
Percentage of men diagnosed with M1 (metastases) receiving docetaxel 36% 36%

Patient experience of care

Specialist MDT National
No. of men diagnosed 1st April 18 - 30th Sept 18 who had radical treatment (surgery or radiotherapy) and were sent a questionnaire 137 10750
Percentage of men who responded 81% 78%
No. of men who completed CNS question 108 8137
Percentage of men who were ‘given the name of a CNS’ 91% 87%
No. of men who rated their overall care on a scale of 1-10 108 7878
Percentage of men who rated their overall care as 8 or above 94% 91%

Outcome

Treatment Centre
No. of men who received radical radiotherapy (2017) 81
Adjusted percentage of men receiving a procedure of the large bowel and a diagnosis indicating radiation toxicity (GI complication) (%) 22%

Patient-reported outcomes

Treatment Centre
No. of men diagnosed 1st April 18 - 30th Sept 18 who received external beam radiotherapy and were sent a questionnaire 52
Percentage of men who responded 79%
No. of men who completed sufficient information for a validated EPIC-26 bowel function score to be determined 38
Adjusted EPIC-26 bowel function score (0=worst to 100=best) 86
No. of men who completed sufficient information for a validated EPIC-26 sexual function score to be determined 39
Adjusted EPIC-26 sexual function score (0=worst to 100=best) 18

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