National Standards

There are national standards for cancer waiting times:

  • First appointment with a specialist within a maximum of 14 days of referral

  • Cancer diagnosis is confirmed or excluded within 28 days of referral

  • A maximum of 31 days for treatment to begin once a decision to treat has been made

  • No longer than 62 days overall from your GP referral to your first treatment

 You can find out more information about the NHS’s cancer targets on the website