No such assessment has been made. In December 2017, the latest month for which figures are available, 94.9% of people were seen by a specialist within two weeks of an urgent general practitioner referral for suspected cancer.
Improving early diagnosis of cancer is a priority for this Government. We have committed to delivering the recommendations in the Independent Cancer Taskforce report, ‘Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes: A strategy for England 2015-2020’, including the new 28 day faster diagnosis standard. NHS England has also confirmed £200 million of transformation funding over the next two years, this includes encouraging local areas to find new and innovative ways to diagnose cancer earlier.