Publish date: 17 August 2023


Here is where you can learn more about today's announcement by NHS England about changes to the cancer waiting times standards.

The NHS currently has ten performance standards for cancer, including the Faster Diagnosis Standard introduced in April 2021, but following consultation and engagement, the government has agreed these targets will be consolidated into three key standards. These standards will combine all the previous standards and cover additional patients.

Read the press release issued by NHS England

If you want to know more about today's announcement, you can visit the cancer waiting times Frequently Asked Questions page on our website