Labour party publishes analysis of cancer patient treatment waiting times

The HuffPost UK reports on analysis from the Labour party that reveals the number of cancer patients waiting for treatment has increased.  It is reported that the latest quarterly figures released by Labour highlight that 26,710 patients waited for at least two months following an urgent GP referral, which is reportedly 87 per cent higher compared with the same period five years ago.

Further to this, statistics from NHS England in June, reveal that two of eight cancer targets were not met.  It is also reported that patients waiting two weeks or longer for their first appointment with a consultant also rose by 121 per cent .
Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth commented that, "cancer patients and their loved ones are being let down by this government", and the article notes that cancer treatment needs to be made more of a priority.

The article is from the HuffPost UK can be accessed online here.

Page published: Fri 18 August 2017

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