Dame Joan Ruddock – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Dame Joan Ruddock on 2014-06-16.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients who were referred by GPs for tests for suspected cancers at (a) Lewisham Hospital, (b) Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich, (c) Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and (d) Kings College Hospital were not seen within six weeks of referral in the last six months.

Jane Ellison

The information is not available centrally. Whilst information is collected and published every month on waiting times and activity for 15 key diagnostic tests, the data does not identify whether the tests were for suspected cancers or other conditions.