Cancer Referral to Treatment Period

The service standard for referral to treatment for cancer is that the PATIENT must receive First Definitive Treatment within 62 days (or 31 days for Acute Leukaemia, testicular, and children's cancers), rather than within 18 Weeks.

Description

A Cancer Referral To Treatment Period is a REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD.

The service standard for referral to treatment for cancer is that the PATIENT  must receive First Definitive Treatment  within 62 days (or 31 days for Acute Leukaemia, testicular, and children's cancers), rather than within 18 Weeks.

A PATIENT will have a Cancer Referral To Treatment Period in the following circumstances:

A Cancer Referral To Treatment Period is the period of time between CANCER REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE and either the:

A Cancer Referral To Treatment Period does NOT complete automatically if the PATIENT does not attend the first APPOINTMENT  during the Cancer Referral To Treatment PeriodWAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN)  is used to align waiting times monitoring with the service standard for 18 Weeks.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Cancer Referral To Treatment Periods

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Element CANCER REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE references in description Cancer Referral to Treatment Period
NHS Business Definition Cancer Referral to Treatment Period references in description Cancer Referral to Treatment Period
Class REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD references in description Cancer Referral to Treatment Period
NHS Business Definition Referral to Treatment Period Included in Referral to Treatment Consultant-led Waiting Times Measurement references in description Cancer Referral to Treatment Period
Data Element TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER) references in description Cancer Referral to Treatment Period