Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Specialist MDT: Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation 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
  • Support Service Facilities:
    • Prostate cancer clinical nurse specialist (PCa CNS)
    • Advanced PCa CNS
    • Urology CNS
    • Sexual function services
    • Specialist continence services

Data Quality

Diagnosing Trust Specialist MDT
No. of Cancer Registry records 380 1539
Performance Status recorded 75% 79%
PSA completed 76% 84%
Gleason Score completed 80% 85%
TNM completed 90% 84%
Risk group assigned 89% 94%

Disease Presentation

Specialist MDT National
No. of men with disease status determined 1469 49027
Percentage of men diagnosed with metastatic disease 14% 13%

Management

Specialist MDT National
No. of men diagnosed with low-risk localised disease 105 3055
Percentage of men with low-risk localised disease receiving radical treatment 1% 5%
No. of men diagnosed with locally advanced disease 630 19663
Percentage of men diagnosed with locally advanced disease receiving radical treatment 76% 71%
No. of men diagnosed with M1 (metastases) 202 6136
Percentage of men diagnosed with M1 (metastases) receiving docetaxel 39% 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 286 10750
Percentage of men who responded 85% 78%
No. of men who completed CNS question 242 8137
Percentage of men who were ‘given the name of a CNS’ 93% 87%
No. of men who rated their overall care on a scale of 1-10 233 7878
Percentage of men who rated their overall care as 8 or above 92% 91%

Outcome

Treatment Centre
No. of men who received radical radiotherapy (2017) 109
Adjusted percentage of men receiving a procedure of the large bowel and a diagnosis indicating radiation toxicity (GI complication) (%) 6%

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 65
Percentage of men who responded 83%
No. of men who completed sufficient information for a validated EPIC-26 bowel function score to be determined 49
Adjusted EPIC-26 bowel function score (0=worst to 100=best) 87
No. of men who completed sufficient information for a validated EPIC-26 sexual function score to be determined 52
Adjusted EPIC-26 sexual function score (0=worst to 100=best) 26

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