HC Deb 23 January 2003 vol 398 c470W
Dr. Evan Harris

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the audit of cancer waiting times recommended in the report of the working group on cancer waiting times was undertaken; and if he will place a copy in the Library. [89648]

Ms Blears

A cancer waiting times survey was undertaken by the health services management centre at the University of Birmingham in April/May 1998.

The survey looked at cancer waiting times between general practitioner referral and first outpatient appointment and GP referral and first treatment of all cancers diagnosed in October 1997.

The findings were reported in the British Medical Journal, 320: 838–839 25 March 2000.