Britain is lagging in international league tables for cancer survival, largely because so many cases are spotted so late.
As a result of Covid we’ve had estimates of increased mortality from delays in treatment. From memory, a month’s delay in treating (fill in forgotten name of cancer here) increase mortality by 9% or summat.
Hmm, OK. The NHS promise – not one that’s met – says your cancer should *start* being treated within 60 days.
It is actually vaguely possible that the reason the UK has bad cancer results is because the NHS is shit at treating cancer. On the grounds that Stalinist bureaucracies never do anything quickly.