NHS Scotland hits 31 day cancer waiting time target for third time in a row despite massive demand

cancer waiting timers


In the quarter ending December 2018, 94.9% of patients started treatment in 31 days from decision to treat, hitting the demanding 95% target. The 0.1% deficit is not statistically reliable and should be rounded up using BBC Scotland’s editorial guidelines. The 95% target was also hit in the previous two quarters.

82.7% were treated within 62 days of first referral, up from 81.4% in the previous quarter.

I can’t find the specifically cancer-related demand increase, but the overall demand for inpatient care has soared by 34.9% in only 5 years, making the above performance remarkable. See:

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5 thoughts on “NHS Scotland hits 31 day cancer waiting time target for third time in a row despite massive demand

  1. Bugger (the Panda) March 26, 2019 / 4:47 pm

    NHSS seems to be firing on all cylinders and must be one of the best National health services in the developed World .

    So glad we Hunt the @#nt out of Scotland.

    If May gets her way over Brexit it will be furkd into a quasi US insurance based pot of gold for everybody except the patients.

    KAISER Permanente is name to remember and you heard it here first.
    US Hospitals are not noted for their quality for treating the poor.

    Thousands are bankrupted every year because of the cost of their treatment.

    $800 a month for insulin. May is insulin dependent and can afford it as could the rest of her feral Baboons fighting over her midden

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  2. Alasdair Macdonald. March 26, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    But, true to form, BBC Scotland in its role as Conservative and Unionist Party press department spins the results negatively as “one fifth of cancer patients not treated in 62 days’.

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  3. gavin March 26, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    What people have to understand, is that BBC Scotland is now fulfilling a demand of, mostly the Scottish Tories, but also Labour and the Dumbs—-and that is—“to hold the SNP to account”. Look this up; it has been a stated demand for some years, and now BBC Scotland has acceded to their wishes.
    We may regard the BBC as a propaganda outlet for years, but they could previously claim to be even-handed. But now, with their diet of “news” reported without context or perspective, they have weaponised stories about the NHS, police, train services: stories where the Scottish government could normally have been applauded if reported with normal journalistic ethics.
    This is aimed directly at the SNP. They happen to form the government in Scotland, but we can see how the BBC treated other Scottish ruling parties. McConnel had his own TV crew and he had nightly exposure–in a good way. He could fly Trump round Scotland and not a peep of negativity.
    Radio Scotland has been reduced from attempting to be a “national” radio station to BBC local radio. BBC Scotland is simply dreadful. No talent, no ambition, below par funding, no attempt at producing content with Scottish “character” or any chance of international sales. This is deliberate.

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  4. Petra March 26, 2019 / 10:24 pm

    No Freedom of Information request from anyone to ascertain why inpatient care has soared by 34.9% in five years? Or research carried out?

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