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Wales to get new digital cancer care service


Mark Say Managing Editor

The Welsh Government has said it is ready to invest £6.5 million for a new digital cancer service for Wales.

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Health Minister Vaughan Gething announced the investment, saying the new system will replace the one currently used by cancer centres in the country.

It will be integrated with local and national NHS Wales digital services, and could be available nationally by 2022.

Gething said: “This investment will deliver a more secure, reliable and integrated digital service for cancer care across Wales.

“It will also ensure a person’s electronic health and care record includes relevant information about their cancer treatment, so that they can have the care they need, when they need it, wherever they are.

“This will support the introduction of the UK’s first Single Cancer Care Pathway and our intentions to build a new Velindre Cancer Centre.”

The Single Cancer Pathway, which was implemented in June of last year in Wales, involves a target for patients to receive a diagnosis and for care to begin with 62 days.

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