WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT)

The recording of this data item is mandatory for all Tumours, regardless of whether a national service standard is in place.

Format / Length

max n3

Description

WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT) records the number of days that should be removed from the derived waiting time between CANCER TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE and TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER).

The recording of this data item is mandatory for all Tumours, regardless of whether a national service standard is in place.

Adjustments are allowed in the following circumstances:

  • When a patient pause is initiated because the PATIENT is unavailable for treatment for a specified period because of family commitments, holidays, or other (non-clinical) reasons

WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT)  should only be recorded where CANCER CARE SETTING FOR TREATMENT  is:

Guidance on calculating the number of days which may be removed from the waiting time is available on the NHS Digital  website at:  Cancer Waiting Times.

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENTS (TREATMENT)

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Set National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set references in description WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT)
Data Element CANCER CARE SPELL DELAY REASON (REFERRAL TO TREATMENT) references in description WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT)
Data Element CANCER CARE SPELL DELAY REASON COMMENT (REFERRAL TO TREATMENT) references in description WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT)
NHS Business Definition Cancer Treatment Period references in description WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT)
Supporting Information National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set Scenarios references in description WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT)
Data Element WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT) references in description WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT)
Data Element WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT REASON (TREATMENT) references in description WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT)