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National Oesophago-gastric Cancer Audit: New Dataset and New Data Collection System

Monday, 03 December 2012 10:25

The National Oesophago-gastric Cancer Audit is pleased to announce that the new audit data collection system is now live.

The new data collection system is aligned to the new dataset for patients diagnosed with OG cancer and High Grade Dysplasia from 1 April 2012.

Full details about the new dataset, how to register for the new data collection system and supporting documents are available from the audit website:

How to register for the new system;

  1. Each user must follow the link to to register for a Single Sign On (SSO) account
  2. Complete the registration form (available from with each users details and send to your Caldicott Guardian for approval
  3. Your Caldicott Guardian will need to complete their section then submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  4. Each user will receive an email confirmation once access to the NOGCA system has been granted to your SSO account
  5. Each user can then follow the link to log into the system using their SSO account details created in Step 1

2012 National Oesophago-gastric Cancer Audit Annual Report

Monday, 02 July 2012 00:00

The 2012 National Oesophago-gastric Cancer Audit Annual Report was published on Monday 2 July and can be accessed from:

The 2012 Annual Report of the National Oesophago-gastric Cancer Audit (NOGCA), is a continuation of the NOGCA that collected data on patients diagnosed between October 2007 and June 2009.

This report builds on the success of the previous phases, focusing on the results of an organisational audit and on longer-term follow-up and in-depth analysis of data collected in the First NOGCA.

The report highlights positive developments, but also points to potential improvements in selected areas:

  • Further changes in the reorganisation of cancer services have been made resulting in fewer and more specialised centres performing a higher volume of oesophago-gastric cancer care than before
  • There is substantial variation between Cancer Networks in the proportion of patients diagnosed following GP referral and emergency admission
  • Three year follow-up of patients undergoing curative resection demonstrates better results than previously reported in the literature
  • Completion rates of patients receiving palliative chemotherapy are low
  • Hospital admissions of patients on a best-supportive care pathway are infrequent.

We would like to thank hospitals for the considerable time that their staff devoted to collecting and submitting the data and ask that they continue to do so for the next phases of the NOGCA.

Electronic copies can be downloaded at Alternatively, printed copies can be ordered by contacting the HSCIC Contact Centre on 0845 300 6016 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit

Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:07

May 2012 Update:

Protocol for changeover from old to new dataset and data collection system

Current process for data collection

The National Oesophago-gastric Cancer Audit recommenced data collection on 1 April 2011. Data collected for patients diagnosed with oesophago-gastric (OG) cancer from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 has been collected using the first OG Audit dataset and submitted via the first OG Audit data collection system. The data submission deadline for this period of data collection is 1 October 2012.

Introduction of new datasets from 1 April 2012

From 1 April 2012, the Audit has been extended to include patients diagnosed with high-grade dysplasia of the Barrett's oesophagus (HGD). This required a revision to the old dataset to include new data items for these patients.

Further information may be found in the document below: