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Cancer: Older People

Department of Health written question – answered on 28th November 2014.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions NHS England has had with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Advisory Committee on introducing an indicator measuring over-75 mortality rates from cancer in the 2015-16 Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England has not held discussions with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Advisory Committee on introducing an indicator measuring over-75 mortality rates from cancer in the 2015-16 Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCG OIS). The 2014-15 CCG OIS contains a range of indicators to support commissioners to understand key local issues in relation to cancer survival and early diagnosis which include over 75s: cancer: diagnosis via emergency routes; cancer: record of stage at diagnosis; cancer: early detection; lung cancer: record of stage at diagnosis; and breast cancer: mortality.

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