UK promises to cut cancer waiting times:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK government is to put £80 million ($128 million) into improving cancer waiting times. This follows a pledge, made in a recent white paper (see Clinica No 787, p 3), that everyone with suspected cancer should see a specialist within two weeks of a GP referral. A report by the BBC claimed delays at 40% of breast screening units meant some women had to wait up to six months longer than the recommended three-year interval for screening.
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