97% of diagnosed cancer patients treated within 31 days

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From NHS Scotland today:

97.1% of patients started treatment within the 31-day standard [from decision to first treatment], compared with 96.1% in the previous quarter and 94.7% for quarter ending June 2019.

There have of course been fewer cancer referrals since 2019 and the 62 day target, from referral to first treatment, was met by 84.1%.

https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/conditions-and-diseases/cancer/cancer-waiting-times/

2 thoughts on “97% of diagnosed cancer patients treated within 31 days”

    1. The Herald front page headline today:
      ‘Covid-19 blamed for rise in advanced cancer patients’

      They seem to be trying to suggest/simply that the NHS is still not functioning at any acceptable level which is far from being the case.

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