Spot the Difference
Spot the Difference is in response to the significant and prolonged drop in lung cancer referral rates since the start of the pandemic. At the peak of the pandemic, lung cancer referral rates were down 75% and still remain below expected levels.
We appreciate that the majority of patients who contact primary care with symptoms such as a persistent cough, breathlessness and recurrent chest infections will not have lung cancer. However, we want to help ensure patient with potential symptoms are referred where appropriate.