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Endoscopy plan published to tackle "growing crisis"

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25/3/2019
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A new Government plan will look to ensure suspected cancer patients are seen more quickly within a ‘sustainable service’

The most urgent patients, including those with suspected cancer, are to be receive key endoscopic tests within two to three weeks under a revised endoscopy action plan published by the Scottish Government. The plan is supported by £6m of investment and sets out steps to ensure all new patients are seen within six weeks for key read more…



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