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Information on national programmes to improve cancer patient outcomes.

Cancer Waiting Times

Information is published on Cancer Waiting Times in Scotland on a quarterly basis by Information Services Division (ISD). This is available to view on their website and includes breakdowns on performance of each NHS board against nationally-set waiting time targets.

Regional Partners

The NCA is the body responsible for oversight of cancer services in NHS Grampian, NHS Highland, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland, NHS Tayside and NHS Western Isles.

For regional guidance elsewhere in Scotland, please visit our partners the West of Scotland Cancer Network (WOSCAN) or the South East Scotland Cancer Network (SCAN).

National programmes

There are a number of initiatives to improve cancer services in Scotland.

Detect Cancer Early (DCE) is a Scottish Government programme looking at prevention and early detection as a means to improving patient outcomes. Further information on this is available at

The Scottish Government is also undertaking a Patient Experience Survey to capture patient voice and identify areas for improvement. Information on this is available at

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) also undertake investigations into services provided by NHS boards across Scotland. Further information on their work is available here:

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