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NICE two-week cancer advice 'is delaying diagnoses', claim surgeons


Dear registrar at 11.53 am, Apologies, yes NICE threshold is based on PPV of 3% ( error on my part). Rest of the msg is my opinion still stands - increasing detection overall is good only if it doesn`t impact on other problems. there is indirect evidence that waiting times for routine and urgent appts have worsened after lower 2ww thresholds. PULSE maybe able to obtain the no of 2ww referrals since the New NICE criteria and compare to same period previous 2-3 years. IS it increasing and if yes is it increasing faster than it has been over the last few years? Given less resources in NHS is is the best way to spend taxpayers money.

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17 Feb 2016

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