Routes to cancer diagnosis in Northern Ireland, new research available

23/01/2020

Under its ‘Applying Advanced Analytics Project’, the Health Foundation has funded a number of pilot projects, to be carried out from within the UK health-service, to build up analytical capacity to drive monitoring and improvement of service delivery.

The HSC Business Services Organisation (BSO) in partnership with the Centre for Public Health in Queens’s University of Belfast, and supported by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry submitted a successful project proposal looking at the routes to cancer diagnosis in Northern Ireland. The report, published on 15th Jan 2020, presents an analysis of the diagnostic routes for NI patients across the main cancer sites broken down by a range of factors including gender, age, deprivation, HSC Trust, stage of disease and net survival. Comparisons with England are also provided.

Routes to cancer diagnosis in Northern Ireland, new research available here.