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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02146: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 25 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how the £5 million in its cancer strategy to improve waiting times performance will be used to tackle reports of people with metastatic kidney cancer experiencing clinically significant delays between diagnosis and the beginning of treatment.

Answered by: Shona Robison 21 September 2016

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring all patients receive timely access to cancer tests and diagnostics. The funding identified in ‘Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action’ will ensure additional diagnostic, scope, imaging and treatment capacity is made available to everyone with a suspected and/or cancer diagnosis.