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Cancer: Patients

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 135503, tabled on 7 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of missing cancer patients.

Answered on

10 March 2022

We have committed to returning the number of people waiting over 62 days to start treatment to pre-pandemic levels and increase referrals by encouraging patients to come forward. The ‘Help us help you’ campaign is raising awareness of cancer symptoms and encourages those with symptoms to use the National Health Service.