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More foundation trusts are missing targets, finds regulator

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1738 (Published 24 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1738
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

The number of foundation trusts in England breaching the target for 85% of patients with cancer to start treatment within 62 days of being referred by a GP has more than quadrupled in the past year, new figures show.1

Some 18 trusts breached the target between October and December 2013, up from 12 in the previous quarter and from just four in the same quarter last year, said the health sector regulator Monitor.

The latest quarterly report from the regulator said that foundation trusts were generally coping with winter pressures, but it identified notable “challenges in some individual foundation trusts.”

It found that 28 trusts …

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