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Labour pledges to cut cancer test waiting times

No-one in England will have to wait more than a week for cancer tests and results under a future Labour government, the party has pledged.

Labour said the £750m cost of implementing the pledge by 2020 would be covered by a levy on tobacco firms.

There is currently a recommended six-week limit for diagnostic tests in England, including tests to diagnose cancer.

BBC health correspondent, Dominic Hughes reports

  • 18 Oct 2014
  • From the section Health
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