IntroductionScottish Government guidelines state that 95% of patients diagnosed with cancer should begin treatment within 31 days of diagnosis and 95% of those referred with a suspicion of cancer should begin treatment within 62 days of referral (1). However, these targets currently apply to 10 major cancer groups, which excludes thyroid cancer (1). The biology of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is favourable in comparison to most malignancies. However, the oncological and psychological impact of potential treatment delays in DTC is not clear. The aim of this study was to assess times from referral to diagnosis and treatment, with a focus on factors that influence times within our cancer network.