Top consultant claims Covid lockdown has led to a 'bigger lung cancer toll'

NHS advice to 'turn off services' during the coronavirus pandemic 'led to a bigger lung cancer toll', says top respiratory consultant Dr David Baldwin was addressing the British Thoracic Oncology Group  Patients with a cough were told by the GPs to avoid coming to the surgery  This, he claims had the effect of severely limiting access to advice and care 

By Mail on Sunday Reporter

Published: 00:31 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 01:37 BST, 2 May 2021

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Vast numbers of lung cancer patients are facing an early grave because the NHS ‘turned off’ services for them during the pandemic.

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Respiratory consultant David Baldwin, who leads a national expert group on the disease, said patients were victims of a ‘natural experiment’ in which access to services was radically cut

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