England’s breast screening programme is running on IT systems with “multiple practical issues and risk associated with their operation”, according to an official investigation report obtained by HSJ.
A network of one stop shop diagnostic centres for the rapid diagnosis of suspected cancer should be established across England, according to a report written by Sir Mike Richards.
The proportion of cancers being diagnosed at an early stage has dropped in several areas across England, according to recently released data.
The public’s highest priorities for new NHS funding are cancer care and staffing, while their lowest are digital access and better services for vulnerable groups.
NHS England will overhaul cancer screening as part of the long-term plan and has called on England’s first national cancer director to lead the work.
NHS England has said it is “working to ensure delays are minimised” around the publication of national clinical audits amid “significant concerns” raised by royal colleges.
Patients are being put at risk because NHS England is delaying the publication of national clinical audits, HSJ has been told.
NHS England and its communications team have been accused of an “unprecedented power grab” after imposing strict new rules around the publication of national clinical audit reports.
A major London teaching hospital has restricted referrals from out-of-area in response to unprecedented demand for its services.
The lead researcher on a landmark public health study has said NHS England must look beyond cancer and heart disease and invest in preventing back pain, skin diseases and poor mental health which are leading causes of ill health.
The National Audit Office has started an investigation into the four adult health screening programmes in England, HSJ has learned.
The variation in the rates of cancers diagnosed in A&E departments across England is narrowing according to the latest data but some areas still have rates nearly double other parts of the country.
Decades old IT systems underpinning the national cervical cancer screening programme could put lives at risk, ministers have been warned.
The prime minister has announced a new cancer strategy for the NHS that will see patients diagnosed and treated faster to improve cancer survival rates.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has announced an expansion of the 100,000 genomes project, saying the NHS will sequence one million genomes within five years.
A foundation trust is to withdraw from a dermatology contract after hundreds of suspected cancer patients had to wait up to five weeks for a first appointment.
Patients with undiagnosed cancer are being discharged from hospital before crucial radiology scans are completed because of demands to free up hospital beds, it has emerged.
A major change to the measurement of cancer performance will produce misleading results and perverse incentives for some providers, several trust leaders have told HSJ.
A teaching hospital is closing its urology service to out of area referrals, as it struggles to deal with a backlog of cases.