Health Secy Visit 2

We were delighted to welcome Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP, to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy today to see some of the work carried out since the launch of NHS Fife’s Early Cancer Diagnostic Centre, which provides a new clinical pathway to support the earlier diagnosis of patients with non-specific symptoms of possible cancer.

NHS Fife is one of three Health Boards in Scotland who are piloting the development of Early Cancer Diagnostic Centres, which will see patients receiving a diagnosis – cancer or not – within 21 days of referral.

Mr Yousaf MSP met with lead cancer nurse, Murdina MacDonald; lead cancer clinician, Neil Cruickshank, and radiology charge nurse, Sheena Clampett; along with the Board Chair, Tricia Marwick; Chief Executive, Carol Potter; and Medical Director, Dr Christopher McKenna.