Health boards to reduce cancer waiting times

Health boards share over £4 million to reduce cancer waiting times after performance target drop and will help improve on diagnostic wait across country and provide local support.

In the first quarter of 2015, 91.8 per cent of patients urgently referred with suspicion of cancer began treatment within 62 days compared to 94.2 per cent in the previous three months.

Only four NHS boards met the standard of 95 per cent

The £4.05m funding comes on top of £8.5m invested over past 3 years to improve cancer services … more

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