Service Profiles 

Service Profiles are NHS Trust / multi-disciplinary team (MDT) based. They assist commissioners of cancer services to understand the variation across the MDT’s ( local service) for both patient experience and patient care.

The indicators included have been discussed with commissioners and MDT’s as being important for each cancer type and form the basis for objective dialogue about clinical practice and service delivery and bring together data from a wide range of quality and service indicators drawn from routinely collected sources.

The indicators within the profiles have been developed in consultation with the relevant NCIN Site Specific Clinical Reference Group (SSCRG). They provide an 'at a glance' assessment of an MDT and enable the assessment and bench- marking of the services they provide. 

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What is included in the profiles?

The Service Profiles currently available for Breast, Colorectal, Lung, Oesophageo-Gastric, Head and Neck, Gynaecology and Sarcoma services.

The data in the profiles are updated annually based on the latest available information. Data relating to the individual indicators come from different data sources and different time periods. Indicators shown on each profile are grouped into 8 ‘domains’ containing indicators that are similar in type.

These domains are:

  • Size
  • Demographics
  • Specialist Team
  • Throughput
  • Waiting Times
  • Practice
  • Outcomes and Recovery
  • Patient Experience

How can I access these profiles?

The profiles are available via The Cancer Commissioning Toolkit (CCT).  The Lung service profile is available via the CCT public view (other profiles have to go through governance prior to sharing with the public).  Metadata documents are available via the Supporting Documents tab (detailing each indicator).



We welcome comments and suggestions as to how to make future versions and iterations more relevant and useful for those wh use them. Please email service.profiles at ncin dot link  with your feedback or questions.

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