Cancer wait performance declines significantly in London

The latest cancer data shows a significant decline in waiting times performance for north London boroughs.

The five clinical commissioning groups showing the steepest declines in performance on the 62 day referral to treatment time target over the past four years all sit within the UCLPartners catchment area covering north central and north east London.

Haringey CCG said responsibility rested with its main provider North Middlesex

The target is for 85 per cent of patients to receive their first definitive treatment within 62 days. Falls of 10 percentage points or more between quarter three 2012-13 and quarter three 2015-16 were seen at Enfield, Haringey, Camden, Barnet and Havering clinical commissioning groups in this period.

In quarter three of 2013-14 all of these except Enfield were hitting the 85 per cent target, now none of them are.

South east London CCGs saw the second steepest decline in performance.

Full story in the HSJ 6 April 2016