From 1 October, NHS cancer waiting time standards are being simplified to help speed up cancer diagnosis and treatment for thousands of people.

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The new standards include three measures:

· The Faster Diagnosis Standard, which means a diagnosis or ruling out of cancer within 28 days of referral.

· 31-day treatment standard, which means all cancer patients will start treatment within 31 days of a decision to treat.

· 62-day treatment standard, which means patients will start treatment within 62 days of referral or consultant upgrade.

Fast track referrals – Cancer Matters Wessex