Test and Trace app will become your vaccine passport, minister confirms

Test and Trace app will become your vaccine passport, minister confirms


Cancer services are “no longer safe” as there are too few medics to cope with a backlog of patients waiting for scans and X-rays since the pandemic, medics have warned. 

The Royal College of Radiologists said a third more consultants – almost 2,000 doctors – were needed to cope with demand, even before the crisis hit. 

Its census of more than 1,000 specialists found that nearly half are now planning to cut their hours, and a fifth are considering leaving the NHS. 

The number of patients facing long waits for tests such as MRI scans, ultrasounds and gastroscopies has risen 10-fold in the past year, with 327,663 patients waiting at least six weeks, up from 29,832 a year ago. 

One medic told the census: “We cannot deliver adequate services for our patients” while another said “we can no longer provide cancer and acute care safely.”

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