Cancer

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was for cancer test results (a) at York Hospital and (b) in England in 2009-10 and each subsequent year.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Information is collected on waiting times from referral to test, but not from test to test result and is published online at:

http://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/cancer-waiting-times/

The collection includes all waits for 15 key diagnostic tests and procedures, but it is not possible to identify which were for suspected cancer.

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