PERFORMANCE: Lung cancer services in North Cumbria have been proven the best in the northern region, and joint best in England with University Hospitals of Birmingham.

The lung cancer service provided by Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and Whitehaven’s West Cumberland Hospital scored 94 per cent in The National Cancer Peer Review, which tests the quality and safety of cancer services.

The reviews are carried out by a team of clinicians assessed services against nationally agreed quality measures.