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It’s disappointing to see thousands of patients waiting over 6 weeks to receive a diagnostic test – in July, nearly 85,000 people were waiting over 6 weeks for a CT or MRI scan. All of NHS England’s diagnostic and main cancer targets were missed yet again.
“We welcome the expansion of the community diagnostic centres programme, which has the very real potential to boost patient outcomes and survival by improving access to diagnostic imaging and driving earlier and faster diagnosis of disease, while supporting a good patient experience.”
The RCR has reformed the CO2B exam as part of its quality assurance measures to ensure it aligns with the clinical oncology curriculum 2021 and meets the General Medical Council (GMC) standards for assessment. These changes include improvements in exam quality, while the remote delivery of the exam via video conferencing is now permanent to help facilitate potential future increases in candidate capacity.