CPOC has a wealth of evidence that early optimisation, coupled with support with lifestyle changes improves patient outcomes.

So, a report that contains the statement "The stakes are high, with early diagnosis leading to quicker treatment, better outcomes, and reduced hospitalisation", aligns closely with our vision of the benefits of Perioperative Care being embedded within the NHS.

Two of the conclusions : Increased transparency in waiting times (though we would prefer 'preparation times'!) and Keeping patients informed before, during, and after their tests are repeated themes that I hear regularly as a patient representative.

I would recommend the report, especially the patient quotes, which give impact to the need for an improvement in access to early diagnostics.

Lawrence Mudford