Radiotherapy Data Set

IntroductionRadiotherapy is a major modality in the treatment of cancer and also represents a significant sector within the NHS, in terms of both workforce and capital investment.

Overview

Introduction

Radiotherapy is a major modality in the treatment of cancer and also represents a significant sector within the NHS, in terms of both workforce and capital investment.

The Radiotherapy Data Set  (RTDS) allows for the routine collection of clinically and managerially relevant ACTIVITY data from Radiotherapy facilities, in order to commission or monitor Radiotherapy Services in an evidence-based manner.

All NHS funded facilities in England providing Radiotherapy Services are required to return data to Public Health England  (PHE) for all ACTIVITY undertaken on Teletherapy and Brachytherapy MACHINES, or with radioisotopes not contained within a Teletherapy or Brachytherapy MACHINE.

The Radiotherapy Data Set accompanies the Out-Patient Commissioning Data Set for PATIENTS attending for Radiotherapy.

Where in-patients attend for Radiotherapy, a Radiotherapy Attendance record should be submitted to  Public Health England along with the Out-Patient Commissioning Data Set for the In-Patient Attendance.

For further guidance, see the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service  website at: National Radiotherapy Data Set (RTDS).

Data Submission

The Radiotherapy Data Set should be submitted to Public Health England  by the 15th working day of each month. The extracts should include all Radiotherapy Attendance records for the previous calendar month.

The Radiotherapy Data Set  should be submitted in the approved format and accompanied by the Out-Patient Commissioning Data Set.

Data should be submitted using the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service  (NCRAS) upload portal on the  National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service  website at: National Radiotherapy Data Set (RTDS).

Further Guidance

Further guidance for submission of the Radiotherapy Data Set  is provided by the  National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service  at: National Radiotherapy Data Set (RTDS).

Mandation

The Mandation column indicates the recommendation for the inclusion of data:

  • M = Mandatory: this data element is mandatory and the technical process (e.g. submission of the data set, production of output etc) cannot be completed without this data element being present

  • R = Required: NHS business processes cannot be delivered without this data element.

Specification

RADIOTHERAPY ATTENDANCE

To carry the details of whether the Radiotherapy Attendance requires an Out-Patient Attendance record.One occurrence of this group is required.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

OUT-PATIENT ATTENDANCE INDICATOR (RADIOTHERAPY DATA SET)

ATTENDANCE IDENTIFICATION

To carry the details of the attendance identification, which may be used for Commissioning Data Set (CDS) linkage.One occurrence of this group is required.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

ATTENDANCE IDENTIFIER

M

ORGANISATION CODE (CODE OF PROVIDER)

M

APPOINTMENT DATE

RADIOTHERAPY EPISODE

To carry the details of the Radiotherapy Episode.One occurrence of this group is required.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

RADIOTHERAPY EPISODE IDENTIFIER

M

DECISION TO TREAT DATE (RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT EPISODE)

M

EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE

M

RADIOTHERAPY PRIORITY

M

TREATMENT START DATE (RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT EPISODE)

M

RADIOTHERAPY DIAGNOSIS (ICD)

M

RADIOTHERAPY INTENT

RADIOTHERAPY PRESCRIPTION

To carry the details of each Radiotherapy Prescription.Multiple occurrences of this group are required.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

PRESCRIPTION IDENTIFIER

M

RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT REGION

R

RADIOTHERAPY ANATOMICAL TREATMENT SITE (OPCS)

R

NUMBER OF TELETHERAPY FIELDS

M

RADIOTHERAPY PRESCRIBED DOSE

M

PRESCRIBED FRACTIONS

M

RADIOTHERAPY ACTUAL DOSE

M

ACTUAL FRACTIONS

M

RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT MODALITY

RADIOTHERAPY EXPOSURE

To carry the details of each Radiotherapy Exposure delivered.Multiple occurrences of this group are required.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

RADIOTHERAPY FIELD IDENTIFIER

M

MACHINE IDENTIFIER

R

RADIOISOTOPE

R

RADIOTHERAPY BEAM TYPE

R

RADIOTHERAPY BEAM ENERGY

M

TIME OF EXPOSURE

Also Known As

This data set is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Also known as RTDS
Short name Radiotherapy