A major teaching hospital identified as an outlier for thoracic surgery by a clinical audit has stopped performing a surgical procedure.
A hospital trust has been granted an interim, £36m contract to run community services in London for two years, after the incumbent provider said it would not bid for a renewed contract.
Consultancy firm PwC will review Public Health England’s handling of potential fatal errors in the national breast screening programme, including when concerns were escalated within the organisation.
NHS waiting lists around England, updated for April 2018.
A former top screening adviser to the government has challenged key claims made about “serious failings” in breast screening, including that problems were caused by a “computer algorithm failure”.
More than 400,000 women missed their final routine breast cancer screening over nearly a decade because of an IT failure, Jeremy Hunt said today.
More than 500 cancer operations were cancelled by hospital trusts in England due to winter pressures, HSJ can reveal.
Increased central funding for cancer tests is “being diverted to plug gaps” in finances in some areas, according to concerns in new research shared with HSJ.
NHS waiting lists around England, updated for February 2018.
NHS waiting lists around England, updated for January 2018.
NHS England’s flagship cancer drugs fund had spent just over a quarter of its budget halfway through this financial year, amid questions over its long term future.
Cancer patients in three counties are at greater risk of death than elsewhere in the country because of slow referrals and late diagnosis, official data reveals.
NHS waiting lists around England, updated for December 2017.
NHS waiting lists around England, updated for November 2017.
Dame Fiona Caldicott has warned the government that too many exceptions to the new patient data opt out scheme risk repeating the failings of Care.data.
Workforce shortages across cancer care are having a direct impact on the treatment of patients, Cancer Research UK has warned ahead of the publication of a major NHS workforce strategy for the sector.
NHS England has warned that elective waiting time standards “will not be fully funded and met” next year unless there are cuts to services such as mental health, cancer and primary care.
The Care Quality Commission has launched a national review of radiology capacity after it found “significant backlogs of radiology reporting in some trusts.”
Public Health England could move potentially millions of patients’ personal data to an NHS “safe haven” – but will likely retain control of the cancer registry for now, the Department of Health has said.