Radiotherapy

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd January 2015.

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Photo of Tessa Munt Tessa Munt Liberal Democrat, Wells

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the minimum number of annual procedures NHS England requires hospitals to deliver before they are allowed to treat cancer patients with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England’s radiotherapy service specification states that providers of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy must serve a minimum population of 2 million and treat 25 cases per year. It should be noted that a range of other factors could also influence the outcome of these discussions, including referral pathways and quality requirements.

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