The cancer area of the Investment and Impact Fund supports the backlog of cancer care caused by the pandemic. It includes one indicator which identifies all lower gastrointestinal two week wait fast track cancer referrals accompanied by a faecal immunochemical (FIT) test result.

Personalised care adjustments (PCA or otherwise known as exceptions) can be applied manually for patients that decline a FIT test. Please note - there is currently no code available for FIT test declined.


CAN-01 - Percentage of lower gastrointestinal two week wait (fast track) cancer referrals accompanied by a faecal immunochemical test result, with the result recorded either in the seven days leading up to the referral, or in the fourteen days after the referral.22LT - 40%
UT - 80%

Monitoring Network DES Activity for Cancer

Navigate to the Ardens Searches > 5.32 Network Contract DES (NCD) (2022-23) > a. Investment and Impact Fund (IIF) > 1. Work done > Other.


The Work done folder will show practice achievement:

 To identify patients where a Lower GI referral is present but no FIT test results recorded, click on the CAN-01 search (highlighted above) followed by the Population Excluded tab. 

Please note - data quality searches are available to identify potential incorrect or missing coding requirements for this indicator. Further information can be accessed in the following support article.

Supporting Ardens Resources 

The Ardens Fast Track Safety Netting tools enables clinicians to track 2WW referrals, urgent diagnostics (including FIT test) and symptom safety-netting:

For further information click here.

The Ardens Faecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) template is also available to provide information and record clinical information.

If you require any further assistance on the process above, please contact Ardens support on: