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Ethnicity coding in English health service datasets

Report 07/06/2021Sarah Scobie | Jonathan Spencer | Veena Raleigh

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted ethnic disparities in health care and outcomes in England, but data on the ethnicities of patients remains poor. This report looks at the quality and consistency of ethnicity coding within health datasets and calls on NHS England to provide new guidance for heal...

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Seven points of action to help address Northern Ireland's waiting list woes

Blog post 04/06/2021Mark Dayan | Prof. Deirdre Heenan

The waiting list for planned admission to hospital or a first outpatient appointment in Northern Ireland has reached almost 450,000, equivalent to almost a quarter of the population. Deirdre Heenan and Mark Dayan set out seven points of action for tackling the growing waiting list. This blog was ori...

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What impact has Covid-19 had on cancer services?

Blog post 27/05/2021Jenny Davies

We look at changes in activity in cancer services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Cancer

Indicator update 27/05/2021Jenny Davies

In our latest update, we look at trends in the quality of cancer care.

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Chart of the week: The pathway to cancer diagnosis

Data story 27/05/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. With the pandemic having had a significant impact on cancer services, in this week’s chart Jenny Davies looks at how the numbers of cancer diagnoses have changed since last March.

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GP referrals

Indicator 25/05/2021

We explore how the number of GP referrals has changed over time.

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Cancer survival rates

Indicator 25/05/2021

We explore how cancer survival varies by cancer type and how it compares across countries.

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Cancer mortality rates

Indicator 25/05/2021

This indicator looks at breast, cervical and colorectal cancer mortality as indicators of the quality of cancer services.

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Diagnostic test waiting times

Indicator 25/05/2021

We examine how long patients have to wait for a diagnostic test or procedure.

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Smoking

Indicator 25/05/2021

We look at the effectiveness of NHS Stop Smoking Services, smoking by deprivation and smoking patterns among young people.

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