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HSC 1999/205: Cancer waiting times achieving the two week target

  • Document type:
    Health Service Circular
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    6 September 1999
  • Primary audience:
    Professionals
  • Gateway reference:
    1999
  • Series number:
    HSC 1999/205
  • Pages:
    6
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown copyright

By 2000 patients with a suspected cancer should be able to see a specialist within two weeks of their GP deciding they need to be seen urgently and requesting an appointment. In December 1998, HSC 1998/242 set out the action necessary to achieve this standard for breast cancer from April 1999.

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