In around half of the practices in the sample, fewer than 50 per cent of cancer patients were seen through the two-week system. Not all patients with cancer visit their GP with symptoms.
Some are diagnosed in A&E, while others have cancer detected during routine tests, or are referred straight to A&E by their GPs because their symptoms are so bad.
The new data has been published by NHS England as part of a raft of information to help patients work out how well their GP practice is performing.
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Representatives for Scotland and Northern Ireland said they were concerned that they will be pulled out of the EU by English voters.
This is not hyberbole.
Some in Westminster don’t seem to have accepted that the priority among EU leaders is that the referendum is not seen to ‘succeed’.