Single cancer waiting times target set for NHS Wales

Single cancer waiting times target set for NHS Wales
 

The current cancer waiting times targets in Wales could end up being scrapped under plans to be announced later by the Welsh health secretary.
Patients follow one of two routes to treatment depending on how a cancer is found - each with a separate waiting time target.
But there are concerns that the system does not accurately reflect how long some patients are actually waiting.
It is argued a single treatment route and target could deliver better care.
All health boards from January will begin to measure performance against a new "single cancer pathway", so waiting times for all... read more

 
23 November 2017 in Health, Views: 47
Source: BBC
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