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AI Seoul Summit (23 May 2024)

Saqib Bhatti: ...means that three times more people are now living independently than was previously possible. AI can also be used in other critical pathways. Clearly, AI will be hugely important in the field of radiotherapy. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has already recommended that AI technologies are used in the NHS to help with the contouring of CT and MRI scans and to plan...

AI Seoul Summit (23 May 2024)

Saqib Bhatti: ...means that three times more people are now living independently than was previously possible. AI can also be used in other critical pathways. Clearly, AI will be hugely important in the field of radiotherapy. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has already recommended that AI technologies are used in the NHS to help with the contouring of CT and MRI scans and to plan...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Radiotherapy: Staff (23 May 2024)

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the UK Radiotherapy Board report Recovering radiotherapy services in England: Our plan for action, published in May, what assessment they have made of the finding that "a relatively small increase in staff funding would make a big difference to patient care".

Science, Innovation and Technology: Productivity (22 May 2024)

Andrew Griffith: That is exactly what we are doing. On Monday, the Prime Minister announced £15.5 million to roll out artificial intelligence radiotherapy that locates cancer cells two and a half times more quickly, helping to reduce those anxious days for patients and their families who are awaiting a diagnosis. That is affordable only thanks to the fact that our plan for the economy is working. Labour has...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 May 2024)

Will Quince: Our NHS needs to be at the cutting edge of innovation and transformation, so I very much welcome the recent announcement on artificial intelligence in the delivery of radiotherapy. Will my right hon. Friend commit to going further and faster in the roll-out and realising the potential of AI and the latest, most innovative medtech across our NHS, benefiting not only patients, but clinicians?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Radiotherapy: Staff (20 May 2024)

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Royal College of Radiologists report Clinical Radiology Workforce Census 2022, published on 8 June 2023, what steps they will take to address the shortfall in clinical oncologists in England.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Radiotherapy: Expenditure (20 May 2024)

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick: To ask His Majesty's Government what was the total amount spent by the NHS on radiotherapy services in England in the past year, broken down by (1) region, and (2) NHS trust.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Radiotherapy: Standards (20 May 2024)

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to (1) the recent Royal College of Radiologists’ Radiotherapy Briefing, published in May, and (2) the HERO (Health Economics in Radiation Oncology) report by the UK Radiotherapy Board, published on 2 May, what is their current assessment of the state of radiotherapy services in England.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Radiotherapy: Standards (20 May 2024)

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick: To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards ensuring that people with cancer who require radiotherapy treatment can start treatment within their target of 31 days.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Universities: Nuclear Reactors (17 May 2024)

Lord Wigley: To ask His Majesty's Government how many universities in England have small nuclear reactors that are being used to develop or apply radiotherapy medical treatment.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Radiotherapy: Costs (16 May 2024)

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the HERO (Health Economics in Radiation Oncology) study published by the UK Radiotherapy Board, which is the first report to estimate the cost of radiotherapy services in England.

6. Debate on the Health and Social Care Committee Report, 'Unheard: Women's journey through gynaecological cancer' (15 May 2024)

Baroness Mair Eluned Morgan: ...at improving the rates of those who participate in screening activities in areas and groups of the population that are less likely to take up the screening opportunities. We are investing in new radiotherapy and diagnostic equipment, and the new treatments fund ensures that drugs that have just been approved do start to be used earlier. We will also invest in new research capabilities as...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: Health Services (14 May 2024)

Andrew Stephenson: ...for cancer diagnostics. As of April 2024, 160 CDCs are operational, and have delivered almost 8 million tests, checks, and scans since July 2021. Additionally, we are supporting advances in radiotherapy. Since 2016, we’ve invested £162 million into cutting-edge radiotherapy equipment to replace or upgrade over 100 radiotherapy treatment machines. We are committed to delivering the best...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Radiotherapy: Waiting Lists (13 May 2024)

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of cancer patients currently waiting more than 31 days for radiotherapy treatment.

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Examination of Witnesses ( 1 May 2024)

...people in their 60s, 70s and 80s, so it is never too late to quit. There are always benefits. Even when people have been diagnosed with lung cancer, we can provide treatment in the form of surgery, radiotherapy and so on, and quitting smoking still helps. I think the Bill sends a clear message that we recognise that there are 6.4 million smokers and we need to support them to quit. Vaping...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Members' Statements: Brain Tumour: National Strategy (23 Apr 2024)

Deborah Erskine: ...those under 40. That is a staggering reality, yet there have been few clinical breakthroughs compared with other diseases, with treatment options still mostly limited to surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, all of which are tough on patients. There are also difficulties in getting a diagnosis. The Brain Tumour Charity carried out a survey that indicated that 41% of respondents said that...

Health and Social Care: Hospital Repairs (23 Apr 2024)

Victoria Atkins: I thank my hon. Friend, and also wish her the very best of luck, as she is due to abseil down the hospital next month for its radiotherapy appeal. I very much hope she lands safely and does not trouble Southend hospital. I was delighted to visit the hospital at her invitation earlier this month, and I was very much impressed by the immediate improvements that the £8 million funding has meant...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Apr 2024)

Greg Smith: As a practical measure to improve radiotherapy waiting times, will the Minister agree to further work on the radiotherapy dataset, to include the collection of data on delays at each stage of the radiotherapy pathway, and by tumour type, so that we can better understand pinch points in services?

Antimicrobial Resistance: Dentistry: Access for Cancer Patients (17 Apr 2024)

Preet Kaur Gill: ...loss or crumbling of teeth, together with a host of other dental problems during or after treatment. Poor dental hygiene can lead to infections, which can interfere with a patient’s chemotherapy. Radiotherapy can cause acute complications for teeth and gums through tissue damage. In rare cases, extractions afterwards can result in bone necrosis, whereby the jawbone essentially dies. It...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Hospital Parking Charges Bill: Second Stage (16 Apr 2024)

Robin Swann: ...receiving treatment, by means of an advertising campaign to ensure that those who can apply for free car parking do so. I will highlight how that can be sought. Any patients in the care pathway for radiotherapy or chemotherapy and their next of kin, partner or a relative, if transporting the patient, can apply for free car parking. Similarly, for renal dialysis, free car parking is...


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