NHS misses waiting times target

September 15, 2006

The NHS in Scotland has failed to meet its target for cutting waiting times for cancer patients.

More than a fifth of urgent referrals had to wait more than two months for treatment between 1 January and 31 March this year.

The Scottish Executive had previously promised that no-one would have to wait that long by the end of 2005.

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