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NHS England seeks test sites for 28 day cancer diagnosis

NHS England is looking for expressions of interest from five local health economies to become early adoption test sites for a new 28 day faster diagnosis standard for cancer.

As recommended by the Independent Cancer Taskforce, from 2020 all patients will wait no longer than 28 days after a GP referral for suspected cancer to hear if they do or do not have cancer. Test sites will help develop the rules for the new standard, and begin testing its implementation over the next year. Queries can be directed to england.cancerpolicy@nhs.net. Responses should be submitted by 13 May 2016.