Southend Trials One-Stop Shop For Cancer Diagnosis
3 April 2018, 07:15
A new one-stop shop to speed up cancer diagnoses is being trialled at Southend Hospital.
It is one of 10 centres across the UK that GPs can refer patients to - who are suffering from "vague" symptoms like unexplained weight loss, abdominal pain and fatigue.
They'll then have multiple tests for different cancers - and some will be given a diagnosis or the all-clear on the same day.
NHS England says it's to try and get a quick diagnosis in those not showing "alarm" symptoms for a specific type of cancer.
Neil Rothnie, Medical Director at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: