Urgent investment called for to reduce long waits for cancer scans

Radiologists have written to prime minister Theresa May warning that NHS services are in a ‘dire state’ and demanding urgent investment to reduce delays for the 250,000 patients waiting more than a month for results of cancer scans. | GP Online


In a letter to the prime minister this week, the Royal College of Radiologists backs a warning earlier this week from another royal college. The letter said: ‘The Royal College of Physicians’ view that the NHS is underfunded, underdoctored and overstretched, is borne out in the 250,000 patients currently waiting over a month for the results of their imaging studies and the poor cancer outcomes in this country.’

It calls for a ‘sustained programme of investment in imaging and radiotherapy equipment’ to tackle the existing shortfall.

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