Cancer risk of patients who have to wait more than 48 hours to see their doctors

Cancer risk of patients who have to wait more than 48 hours to see their doctors Researchers believe that the ease of getting appointments with family doctors may play a crucial role in patients’ survival chances | UPDATED: 06:42 GMT, 10 August 2012 Patients who struggle to get an appointment with their GP within 48 hours are more at risk of being diagnosed with cancer too late, researchers claim.

Wait 18 weeks or longer for treatment on the NHS and you"ll get a private bed

Wait 18 weeks or longer for treatment on the NHS and you'll get a private bed By Daniel Martin, Whitehall Correspondent PUBLISHED: 00:07 GMT, 4 July 2012 | UPDATED: 06:54 GMT, 4 July 2012 Tens of thousands of patients who face having to wait more than 18 weeks for NHS treatment will be offered a bed in a private hospital, under reforms to be unveiled by Andrew Lansley today.