28-Days to Faster Diagnosis
The recommendation from the Independent Cancer Taskforce was for 95% of patients to receive a definitive diagnosis or ruling out of cancer within 28 days of a referral.
Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG is one of five national pilot sites in 2017/18 aiming to:
- Speed up access to diagnosis for those with cancer
- Ensure that patients who aren’t diagnosed do not wait and worry
- Fit with new NICE referral guidance lowering the threshold of suspicion for ‘cancer’ referral
Evaluation will determine an efficient service improvement model for wider adoption and spread across the East of England.