NHS Scotland significantly outperforms NHS England on cancer waiting times despite demand soaring: Herald fails to report properly again

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John Robertson
NHS Scotland significantly outperforms NHS England on cancer waiting times despite demand soaring: Herald fails to report properly again

From the Information Services Division: ‘In 2015, 31,467 people were diagnosed with cancer in Scotland. The number of people diagnosed has increased over the last ten years from 27,494.’ http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/2017-04-25/Cancer_in_Scotland_summary_m.pdf Those are the most recent data, published in 2018, and represent a 14.45% increase in only ten years. Despite this massive increase in demand, NHS Scotland were able to begin treatment of 87.1% of patients within the 62-day standard. In NHS England, only 82.07% began treatment within 62 days. https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Waiting-Times/Publications/2018-03-27/2018-03-27-CWT-Summary.pdf?12511843443…

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John Robertson
NHS Scotland significantly outperforms NHS England on cancer waiting times despite demand soaring: Herald fails to report properly again