Missed Cancer Treatment Target

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20 May 2015

New Government figures show the cancer waiting-time target has now been missed for five consecutive quarters.

The news comes after the Government published a document in the final minutes of the last parliament admitting that the cancer target is not expected to be met until March 2016.

The Prime Minister promised to improve cancer care, but under his Government the cancer treatment target has been missed again and again and again. That means more people waiting longer for vital treatment, with over 20,000 people waiting longer than two months to start cancer treatment in the last year alone.

He is trying to tell people the NHS is safe in his hands, but the reality is the health service is in deep trouble and going backwards fast.