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What are the National Cancer Waiting Times Targets?

The national cancer waiting times targets were introduced to help improve that quality of patient care as set out in the original NHS Cancer Plan (2000) this was further revised in 2007 as part of the National Cancer Reform Strategy.

In 2011 the Coalition Government reviewed all cancer targets and confirmed that Cancer Waiting Times remained an important issue for cancer patients and the NHS will continue to ensure that cancer services are delivered to patients in a timely manner.  The targets are set out in the document Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer (2011) and are summarised below:

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