About this release

This release by Public Health Scotland (PHS) presents performance against the National Endometrial Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPIs) in the Cancer QPIs dashboard held within the Scottish Cancer Registry and Intelligence Service (SCRIS).

Main points

  • There were 739 women diagnosed with Endometrial Cancer in Scotland over the period October 2019 to September 2020. This compares with 814 women in the previous year (October 2018 to September 2019) and 713 in October 2017 to September 2018.
  • At Scotland level for October 2019 to September 2020, the target was met in five of the eight indicators with three below target.
  • The target for QPI 2 was not met for the third consecutive year. However, the figure is increasing year on year which is a positive trend.
NHS Scotland performance against endometrial cancer quality performance indicators for Oct 17 - Sep 18 to Oct 19 - Sep 20.

QPI 1 : 90% target met throughout
QPI 2 : 95% target not met throughout
QPI 3 : 85% target met throughout
QPI 4 : 70% target met throughout
QPI 5 : 90% target not met in Oct 17-Sep 18, met in Oct 18 - Sep 19 and not met in Oct 19 - Sep 20
QPI 6 : 75% target not met in Oct 17 - Sep 18 or Oct 18 - Sep 19 but met in Oct 19 - Sep 20
QPI 7 : <5% target met throughout
QPI 8 : 15% target not met throughout


National cancer quality performance indicators have been developed to support continuous quality improvement in cancer care. NHS Boards are required to report these indicators against a clinically agreed indicator specific target as part of the mandatory national cancer quality programme. They have been developed collaboratively by the North Cancer Alliance (external website), South East Scotland Cancer Network (external website), West of Scotland Cancer Network (external website), Healthcare Improvement Scotland (external website) and PHS.

Further information


The Cancer QPIs are located within the SCRIS dashboard, thus bringing all the cancer data together in the one place. Access to the Cancer QPIs dashboard is restricted and is accessible via the NHS NSS User Access System (external website).


For further information please refer to the West of Scotland Cancer (WoSCAN) and North Cancer Alliance (NCA) published reports.

Endometrial Cancer Indicators

The QPIs titles, measurability specifications and indicated targets detailing the Endometrial Cancer indicators are available from Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Cancer Quality Performance Indicators

Find more information on cancer QPIs on the Data and intelligence website (external website).

The Scottish Government website has more information on the National Cancer Quality Programme - Scottish Government letter CEL 06 2012.

The next release of this publication will be in September 2024.

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Older versions of this publication

Versions of this publication released before 16 March 2020 may be found on the Data and Intelligence, Health Protection Scotland or Improving Health websites.

Last updated: 07 October 2022
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