NHS cancer treatment target in England missed for third consecutive year

Anne Li                                                                                                Feburary 11th, 2016


The ’62 day’ waiting time target for cancer patients in England has been missed again, marking 3 years since the target was last met. NHS England aims for 85% of patients to start their cancer treatment within 62 days following an urgent GP referral for suspected cancer. The latest NHS figures report that in the last 3 months of 2016 only 82.2% of patients were treated within that time, similar to the previous 3 months and marking a distinct lack of progress. This failure means that more than 70,000 people in the last 3 years have waited longer than the 62 day target to start treatment.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-02-09-nhs-cancer-treatment-target-in-england-missed-for-third-consecutive-year

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