National Clinical Analysis and Specialised Applications Team
National Radiotherapy Dataset - RTDS
Radiotherapy is a major modality in the treatment of cancer and also represents a significant sector
within the NHS, in terms of both workforce and capital investment. From 1st April 2009, all facilities
providing radiotherapy services are required to return the RTDS, the current version of which can be
Radiotherapy Attendance Record and Dataset v4.doc.
Spins-offs of participating in RTDS are:
Access to RTDS for England needs to be approved by the Radiotherapy Clinical Information Group, RCIG, which will assess the appropriateness of the data being requested and the purpose for which it is be used. The principles of data protection are upheld with strict information governance policies in place.
A series of aggregated reports with benchmarking across services, regions and countries are accessible through the dedicated RTDS microsite. This is accessible to certified NHS users.
There is a dedicated RTDS helpdesk available weekdays from 9am to 5pm:
Tel: 0870 840 8033