Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

The Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust incorporates Northampton General Hospital http://www.northamptongeneral.nhs.uk

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This trust offers the following services:

  • Acute services:
    • Specialist colorectal surgeon on-call at all times
  • Diagnostic and pre-operative services:
    • On-site MRI liver facilities
    • On-site PET-CT facilities
    • On-site Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) facilities
    • Routine Genetic Testing for Lynch Syndrome
  • Oncology services:
    • On-site chemotherapy services
    • On-site External Beam Radiotherapy services
  • Advanced disease services:
    • Dedicated Specialist Advanced MDT
  • Support service facilities:
    • Availability of 24 hour palliative care advice

Data Quality

All Patients: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 167 1757 29766
Case ascertainment (%) 101 90 90
Data completeness of:
– Pre-treatment TNM (%) 62 72 83
– Performance status (%) 92 75 85
Patients having major resection: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 114 940 16499
ASA grade 1 (%) 4 6 10
ASA grade 2 (%) 30 55 53
ASA grade 3 (%) 23 29 30
ASA grade 4+ (%) 4 4 3
ASA grade not recorded (%) 40 6 4
Data completeness of:
7 Audit items for risk-adjustment (%) 59 91 86

Key:

>= 80%
50 - 80%
< 50%

Management of all patients

All Patients: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 167 1757 29766
Seen by Clinical Nurse Specialist (%) 90 78 86

Management of patients having major resection

Patients having major resection: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 114 940 16474
Distant metastases (%) 7 6 6
Urgent or emergency surgery (%) 14 16 15
At least 12 lymph nodes excised (%) 96 85 84
Laparoscopic surgery attempted (%) 71 74 72
Risk-adjusted length of stay > 5 days (%) 60 59 62

Rectal cancer patients

Patients having major resection: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 20 199 3899
Neoadjuvant therapy (%) 4 36 32
Circumferential resection margin: Negative (%) 65 84 79
Circumferential resection margin: Recorded (%) 65 91 86
APER rate (%) 10 24 24

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