Prostate Cancer: Radiotherapy

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the new prostate cancer radiotherapy will be available on the NHS.

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

The future availability of any new or novel treatments on the National Health Service would be subject to large scale clinical trials demonstrating the safety and efficacy of the treatment approach and subsequent assessments of its cost effectiveness for routine use.

NHS England welcomes the development of new technologies that have the potential to improve clinical outcomes and has established a national process to enable decisions to be made about whether such technologies should be routinely available to patients in England. The document at the following link sets out the process, including how to submit new proposals, which would be the next step in relation to this technique.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/spec-comm-service-development-policy.pdf

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