England's cancer networks in danger of missing targetsBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7491.555 (Published 10 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:555
- Zosia Kmietowicz
The 34 cancer networks in England need to work harder to plan their services if targets on earlier diagnosis and treatment are going to be met, the public spending watchdog, the National Audit Office (NAO), has warned.
Although some networks have made “substantial progress” in implementing recommendations set out in the Cancer Plan, they are not as effective as they could be, says the NAO.
The plan to modernise cancer services, which was published in 2000, set out a 10 year programme of improving cancer services and outcomes in England (BMJ 2000;321: 850). But …