NHS Scotland beats 95% target for cancer treatment despite 6.6% increase in demand

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John Robertson
NHS Scotland beats 95% target for cancer treatment despite 6.6% increase in demand

For the three months ending September 2018, 95.1% of patients waited 31 days or less for first treatment after diagnosis. In the previous quarter the figure was 95%, also meeting the target. This was despite a 6.6% increase in demand since 2017. 81.4% of patients started treatment within 62 days after first referral by a GP. There had been an 11.5% increase in referrals since the previous year. https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Waiting-Times/Publications/2018-12-18/2018-12-18-CWT-Summary.pdf?24590700865 In NHS England, in the same period, 78.2% were seen within…

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John Robertson
NHS Scotland beats 95% target for cancer treatment despite 6.6% increase in demand