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Most CCGs in England are failing to meet standards on cancer care

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5422 (Published 06 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5422
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

More than 85% of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England are failing to meet national standards for diagnosing and treating cancer, new figures have shown.

NHS England’s first “Ofsted-style” ratings measuring performance on cancer care show that only seven of 209 CCGs (3%) received the highest rating of “top performing,” while a further 22 (11%) were judged to be “performing well.” Three quarters of CCGs (156) received a rating of “needs improvement,” while more than one in 10 (24) received the lowest rating of “greatest need for improvement.”

The lowest ranked group included six CCGs in London (Newham, City and Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, and Haringey), plus …

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