Two month target for cancer treatment is breached for third quarter

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 20 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7038
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

NHS trusts in England have breached the 62 day wait target for cancer treatment for the third consecutive quarter, latest figures show.1 The operational standard specifies that 85% of patients should wait no more than 62 days to begin their first definitive treatment after an urgent referral by their GP for suspected cancer.

In the quarter from July to September 2014 a …

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