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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03592: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how it will improve treatment waiting times for people with kidney cancer to ensure that the renal Quality Performance Indicator target for 70% of patients with advanced or metastatic kidney cancer to receive systemic therapy within 12 months of their diagnosis is met.

Answered by: Shona Robison 8 November 2016

The roles and responsibilities of NHS Boards and Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) in delivering the National Cancer Quality Programme are set out in CEL 6 (2012) which can be found at: http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/mels/CEL2012_06.pdf.