Cancer Waiting Times

30th April 2021

Cancer waiting times are an important indicator of the quality of cancer services to the public and so it is crucial that London achieves the cancer waits standards. Achieving cancer waits remains a top priority for TCST.
TCST supports systems to deliver improvements to cancer waits and prepare for the new Faster Diagnosis Standard. We provide cancer waits training, expertise in measurement, pan-London analysis of performance and cancer intelligence. We have also established a partnership with the Elective Care Improvement Support Team (IST) to increase implementation of good practice to support cancer waits sustainability across London. We work both at a sector and local provider level. We work collaboratively with cancer alliances to organise Pan London workshops in order to share good practice and support improvement across London. For more information please click Cancer Waits Improvement page

An analysis of urgent suspected cancer referrals can be found at:

Suspected Cancer referral data

National cancer waiting times statistics and information can be found at

Cancer waiting times statistics

If you are an NHS stakeholder, and would like more information or access to more detailed analysis please contact:

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