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Gordon Wishart: This is the Faster Diagnosis Standard
Jan 20, 2024, 17:54

Gordon Wishart: This is the Faster Diagnosis Standard

Gordon Wishart, Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Check4Cancer, shared a post on LinkedIn:

“This is the Faster Diagnosis Standard, one of the three remaining cancer waiting time targets that was introduced in April 2022 and only achieved once in February 2023.

The standard is intended to ensure patients are diagnosed or have cancer ruled out within 28 days of being referred for suspected cancer, so that they can start treatment as quickly as possible.

I am not sure of the value of having these cancer targets if action is not taken when they continuously fail. It is quite obvious that this target will continue to be breached without further resources and funding as part of a new cancer strategy and we will be reminded of the impact of delayed cancer diagnosis and treatment every time national cancer survival tables are published.”

Source: Gordon Wishart/LinkedIn