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NHS Scotland cancer wait target beaten

17th February 2010

Figures released by the Scottish government show that NHS Scotland has beaten targets for treatments of urgent cancer cases.

A total of 96% of patients who were urgently referred and subsequently diagnosed with cancer in June-September 2009 were treated within 62 days, compared to the national target of 95%. This figure has been met for each quarter since October-December 2008 compared to the first quarter of 2007 when the figure was 84.5%. Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said the latest figures showed significant improvement.


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