GP cancer referrals too slow data shows

Thousands of people eventually diagnosed with cancer may be failed by GPs who do not refer them quickly enough, data suggests.

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Some GP practices miss cancer diagnosis targets

The target for the NHS says 95 per cent of patients with suspected cancer referred by their GP must be seen by a specialist within two weeks.

Some GPs have missed targets. Credit: PA

The data suggests many are not seen on this basis and are eventually diagnosed another way. While some GP practices show 100 per cent of patients with cancer making it through the fast-track system, others fall far behind.

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