Bowel cancer screening test cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:722424
Registration status:Health, Standard 16/01/2020
DSS type:Data Element Cluster

The Bowel cancer screening test cluster comprises a set of standardised data definitions used for monitoring the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP). This cluster includes information on people who participated in the NBCSP and undertook a disease screening test.

This metadata set is not mandated for collection, i.e. it reflects best practice when collecting data in relation to bowel screening rather than a nationally mandated set of data items that must be provided.

It is intended to be used by the National Cancer Screening Register. It can also be used by a wider range of health and health-related professionals who collect and/or use the data in relation to the NBCSP.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:

Persons who either have participated or will be participating in bowel cancer screening programs.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Bowel cancer screening test cluster Health, Superseded 16/01/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
1Person—cancer screening test type, bowel cancer code NMandatory1
2Person—disease screening test completion status, bowel screening code NMandatory1
3Person—disease screening test analysis date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
4Person—disease screening test results sent date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
5Person—cancer screening test result, bowel cancer code N[A]Mandatory1