National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit Report 2018

National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit: 2018 Patient Report

The National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit (NOGCA) evaluates the quality of NHS hospital care in England and Wales for people diagnosed with oesophageal or gastric (OG) cancer. 

NOGCA has recently published its annual Patient Report which highlights key findings from the 2018 Annual Report and describes the care that most patients can expect to receive in NHS hospitals.  The report is designed to provide patients and their family members with information about the various treatments that patients can receive after being diagnosed with OG cancer.

The Patient Report is available as a pdf via this link:

Each year, NOGCA publishes an Annual Report to help hospitals to find out what they are doing well and to identify aspects of care that could be improved.  For example, the report describes the typical length of hospital stay and short-term survival after surgery, both of which have improved over the last decade.  The 2018 Annual Report also showed regional variation in the use of non-curative treatments such as palliative chemotherapy and radiotherapy. 

The audit team welcome your feedback on the 2018 Patient Report and your suggestions for future reports. If you have any comments, ideas or suggestions, please email:

The OPA is represented on the Audit Steering Group by an OPA Trustee, John Taylor (OPA Leeds co-ordinator).


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