NHS publishes latest cancer service waiting times
NHS England has published the latest cancer waiting times for the third quarter of 2016/17.
Sky News reported that targets were missed in the category 'two month (62 day) wait from urgent GP referral to first definitive treatment'. 82.2 per cent of people began their first treatment within 62 days. This falls below the previous quarter result of 82.3 per cent and the specified target of 85 per cent.
It is the third year in a row that the specified target has not been met and means that more than 70,000 people in this time have not received their first treatment within 62 days.