Cancer :: Improving care for cancer patients – Kerr, UK

One in five cancer patients in Scotland is still having to wait for treatment longer than the Executive?s own two-month target. But yesterday, health minister Andy Kerr promised improvements and revealed new ways for health boards to meet targets.

Kerr said: “We are taking a range of measures, including weekly monitoring to better track patient progress through the system.

“We will also establish a new cancer performance support team to help boards in driving forward improvements.”

The independent NHS Information and Statistics Division published figures on performance targets for all Scottish boards.

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