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Cancer centre at “breaking point”

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7322.1148b (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1148
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    An urgent report has been demanded into the running of Scotland's biggest cancer treatment centre after the resignation of three consultants and claims that the service is at breaking point.

    Medical staff at the Beatson Oncology Centre in Glasgow, which treats 60% of all cancer cases in Scotland, have been concerned for some time that the rise in workload has not been matched by an increase in resources. Although the Royal College of Radiologists recommends that consultant oncologists should only see 315 new patients a year, some of the oncologists at the Beatson …

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