Comparisons across 24 cancer types of the rate of survival for adults (aged 15 to 99) and short-term predicted survival estimates for recently diagnosed patients.



The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Pre-release access list for Cancer survival for adults in England: 2010 to 2014, followed up to 2015

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

Job title
1. Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt MP
Secretary of State for Health
Department of Health (DH)
2. David Mowat MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Community Health and Care – PS(CHC)
3. Mrs Jane Allberry
Briefing Official (Senior Civil Servant)
4. Tim Elliott
Briefing official
5. Ashley Summerfield
Statistical briefing officer
6. Alexandra Burns
Private Secretary to SoS for Health
7. Ngaio Claris
Private Secretary to PS(CHC)
8. Paul Harrison
Special Advisor to SoS for Health
9. Lucy Doyle
Duty Press Officer
10. Thea Warren
Senior Press Officer
11. Chris Harrison
National Clinical Director for Cancer
NHS England
12. Simon Stevens
Chief Executive
NHS England
13. Joanna Cottam
Cancer Programme Policy Lead
NHS England
14. Zuleika Henderson
Media Relations Manager
NHS England
15. Cassie Absolom
Business Manager, Chair and Chief Executive’s Office
NHS England
16. Rafael Goriwoda
Analyst supporting Cancer policy
NHS England
17. Duncan Selbie
Chief Executive
Public Health England

* Key:

1 – Minister, Special Adviser, Briefing Official, Economist/Statistician and Press Officer
2 – private secretaries
3 – a second minister
4 – an SCS clearer of the briefing
5 – a second press officer
6 – an accountable person who may need to comment or act at the time of publication
7 – a senior official who needs to be in a position to advise ministers on a very high profile issue