Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when more detail and timescales are planned to be published on NHS England's proposed networked model for radiotherapy services; and if his Department will take steps to ensure that high quality radiotherapy is available closer to people’s homes.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Final service specifications setting out the detailed function and requirements of Radiotherapy Networks and Radiotherapy providers will be published shortly. The establishment of Radiotherapy Networks is designed to improve access to high quality, innovative and advanced radiotherapy, as close to home as possible.

Alongside the publication of the service specifications, NHS England will also publish a report setting out stakeholders’ feedback during public consultation and NHS England’s response.

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