To meet the current QOF requirements for CAN004, a cancer review should be recorded within 12 months of the cancer diagnosis. Ardens has created the following searches to support practices in identifying cancer patients eligible for a review to ensure this is completed in time. 


To locate the searches, access the Population Reporting module > Ardens Searches > 5.21 Contracts - QOF - Time sensitive > Time sensitive QOF Searches – Cancer CAN004 search folder.

The above searches are based on the patients included on the QOF Cancer register (CAN001) eligible for a review.


For search 1, this will include patients diagnosed with cancer, with a cancer review correctly recorded within 12 months of diagnosis.


For search 2, this will identify cancer patients with an outstanding cancer review. This is further broken down (search 2a) to identify where there is still time to complete the review for the patient within the 12-month time frame. Please note - The review can be recorded using the Ardens 'Cancer' template.


For search 3, this will include all patients recorded with an exception code for this QOF year.


For search 4, this will include all patients with exception reported due to no response to two invitations.


For further information on the Ardens Cancer resources available, please see the following support article


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