Under the auspices of the Scottish Cancer Taskforce, National Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPIs) were developed to drive continuous quality improvement in cancer care across NHSScotland. In November 2012, Upper GI Cancer QPIs were published, and following 3 years of national comparative data, these have now been subject to formal review. In order to ensure success of the National Cancer QPIs in driving quality improvement it is critical that QPIs continue to be clinically relevant and focus on areas which will result in improvements to the quality of patient care.
Why We Are Consulting
Wide clinical and public engagement is crucial to ensure wide inclusiveness of clinical colleagues across NHSScotland. It is also vital to include the patients and the public as key stakeholders in this consultation to ensure the acceptability of the QPIs. We would like your comments on the Revised Upper GI Cancer QPIs. In particular we would like to hear your views on:
The appropriateness of the QPIs that have been developed.
The target levels that have been set.
Key points or areas that are not covered within the QPIs
Feasibility of measuring the QPIs identified in a meaningful and comparative way (i.e. ‘like for like’ comparison)
Forms to assist with submission of comments have been developed and should be used wherever possible. Please note that supporting evidence should be detailed along with comments where appropriate.