Radiotherapy: North East

Department of Health written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals in the North East are treating brain tumour patients with stereotactic radiosurgery; and how many patients have been treated in each such hospital in each year since NHS England was created.

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

There was no recorded activity of stereotactic radiosurgery or radiotherapy in 2013-14 for hospitals in the North East¹.

¹Source: The Health and Social Care Information Centre, Hospital Episodes Statistics database 2013-14.

Notes:

  1. 2013-14 is the latest data available.
  2. Return is based on using the codes supplied by the classifications service (A10.7 Stereotactic radiosurgery on tissue of the brain and Y91.5 Megavoltage treatment for hypofractioned stereotactic radiotherapy).
  3. There are no specific OPCS-4.7 codes that classify stereotactic ablative radiotherapy. The terms stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy are sometimes used synonymously.

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