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Oct 2020

Section: Medical Negligence

26.7 million GP appointments in England ‘lost due to pandemic’ leading to fears of late cancer diagnoses and poor survival rates

Statistics by NHS Digital have estimated that there were 26.7 million fewer GP appointments in England between March and August than the same period last year, fuelling fears of a ticking time-bomb of cancer deaths. Cancer Research UK have said over 350,000 people who would under normal circumstances have been urgently referred to a specialist…

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