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Cancer: Medical Treatments

Question for Department of Health

UIN 43252, tabled on 18 July 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of cancer patients in (a) England and (b) Bury St Edmunds constituency received their first cancer treatment within 62 days of an urgent GP referral in (i) 2014-15 and (ii) 2015-16.

Answered on

20 July 2016

The Handbook to the NHS Constitution contains a pledge that 85% of patients have a maximum two month (62-day) wait from urgent referral for suspected cancer to first treatment for all cancers.

The information requested is in the table below:

Percentage of patients in England and Bury St Edmunds constituency1 that waited 62 days from a general practitioner urgent referral to a first treatment for cancer, 2014-15 and 2015-16

England

NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

NHS West Suffolk CCG

2014-15

83.4%

85.8%

84.9%

2015-16

82.4%

85.2%

83.3%

Source: Cancer waiting times, NHS England

Notes:

1 Bury St Edmunds constituency has two clinical commissioning groups (CCG):

NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

NHS West Suffolk CCG