New “one-stop shop” aims to save lives

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GPs in 10 ar­eas of Eng­land who sus­pect that pa­tients may have can­cer can re­fer them to rapid di­ag­nos­tic cen­tres be­ing pi­loted as part of NHS Eng­land’s drive to speed up can­cer di­ag­no­sis.

The hos­pi­tal cen­tres aim to end the re­peated referrals and tests that peo­ple with “non-alarm” symp­toms of­ten un­dergo.

They’re be­ing run from North Mid­dle­sex Univer­sity, Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don, Southend Univer­sity and Queen’s Hos­pi­tal in Es­sex, the Royal Free in Lon­don, St James’s in Leeds, Airedale Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, West Yorks, the Royal Old­ham, Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal South Manch­ester and Churchill Hos­pi­tal Ox­ford.

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