national cancer standard

national cancer standard

A standard for a specific national target—e.g., no patient registered with the NHS will wait longer than 62 days from an urgent GP referral for suspected cancer to treatment.
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But even he won't be able to gloss over the fact that the NHS has missed national cancer standards for the first time after the shameful PS800million raid on this crucial service.
She replied: "Local Health Boards are currently carrying out self-assessments against the National Cancer Standards.
The national cancer standards were introduced in 2005 and cover 10 cancer sites - ranging from breast, lung and prostate to thyroid and upper gastrointestinal - and specialist palliative care.
Some pounds 158,385 will be shared between the three cancer networks in north, mid and west and south east Wales, to respond where the National Cancer Standards set out by WAG are not being reached.
With current equipment and manpower resources being significantly less than the average provision in England or Scotland, most patients in Wales are not receiving their radiotherapy according to the Welsh National Cancer Standards, and waiting times for radiotherapy in Wales is longer than elsewhere in the UK", highlighted Andrea Hague.
But even he won't be able to gloss over the fact the NHS has missed national cancer standards for the first time after the shameful PS800million raid on this crucial service.
The report by the Cancer Services Coordinating Group said: "The single objective of the national cancer standards is to improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes.
Dr Tony Jewell, Wales' chief medical officer, said: "We are trying to close this gap as part of the national cancer standards.
Decisions on the way cash is used to support action plans and the national cancer standards will be made by local health boards and Health Commission Wales.
A Welsh Assembly Government spokesperson said: "Information is recognised as being very important to patients and as a result there are a number of National Cancer Standards that set out specific requirements.
A spokesman said: 'The National Cancer Standards targets set by the Government say that by 2006 every patient referred with urgent suspected cancer must be diagnosed and start treatment within two months of being referred.
A key requirement of the NHS is to achieve full compliance with the National Cancer Standards by March 2009.

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