(2) how many primary care trusts did not submit data to the National Lung Cancer Audit for 2007.
Primary care trusts do not submit data to the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA). Audit data are submitted by 28 cancer networks, covering all the national health service trusts providing services for people with lung cancer. NLCA started in 2005 and coverage has progressively improved. Their 2007 report found that all cancer networks were participating and only six of their constituent NHS trusts did not contribute data.
The NLCA is part of the national clinical audit and patient outcome programme, which comprises over 20 national audits managed by the health quality improvement partnership with funding from the Department.
This information is not held centrally.
We do not routinely collect this information. It is for local service providers to determine the work force required to deliver the service needs.
(2) what proportion of lung cancer patients who had a surgical resection were treated by a (a) cardio-thoracic and (b) specialist thoracic surgeon in the latest period for which figures are available.
This information is not collected centrally. It is for local service providers to determine the work force required to deliver the service needs.