Cancer referrals are being rejected by hospitals, GPs warn

Cancer referrals are being rejected by hospitals, GPs warn

Suspected cancer patients are being refused hospital appointments despite being referred by GPs, it has emerged. Family doctors working for one NHS trust in north east London claimed that hundreds of referrals had been rejected in recent weeks. Many were for ultrasounds and chest X-rays and were sent via the two-week wait system, in which […]
Fears for cancer care as up to 2,000 referrals are missed every week

Fears for cancer care as up to 2,000 referrals are missed every week

Up to 2,000 cancer referrals are being missed every week, it emerged on Sunday , as the Government prepares to launch an NHS “open for business” campaign. Referrals under the two-week wait system, in which suspected cancer patients referred by GPs are seen...