Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Changes to cancer waiting times system and dataset

NHS England is planning changes to the cancer waiting times (CWT) system and dataset, which will come into effect from April 2018.

The changes are part of a programme of work to implement the new 28 day faster diagnosis standard by 2020. The CWT system enables CCGs to monitor and manage pathways of care for cancer patients. An information standards notice published on 28 September sets out the forthcoming changes, and an updated guidance document for CWT standards will be published later this year.