Adult and childhood cancer survival. This is in collaboration with Public Health England (PHE).




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 in England: adult, stage at diagnosis and childhood – patients followed up to 2016

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 Organisation Period
Secretary of State for Health Department of Health (DH) 21 hours
Briefing Official (Senior Civil Servant) DH 21 hours
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care DH 21 hours
Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care DH 21 hours
Special Advisor to SoS for Health DH 21 hours
Policy Lead DH 21 hours
Analyst Lead DH 21 hours
Communications Lead DH 21 hours