Lung Cancer: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th November 2020.

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Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Labour, Halton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of to Question 81540, if he will publish data on waiting times by (a) borough, (b) NHS hospital Trust, (c) region for lung cancer patients for (i) referral to diagnoses and (ii) for treatment to commence in respect of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and surgery, for the most recent period for which figures are available; and what those waiting times were in the same period in 2019.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Waiting times standards for all cancers, and for lung cancer individually are published each month by NHS England and are available at the following link:

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

This data is available by region and National Health Service provider. Data covers time from referral to treatment and from decision to treat to first treatment. However, data by treatment modality are not published for individual cancers.

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