To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS England consulted (a) MPs, (b) cancer charities (c) doctors' groups and (d) cancer specialists during the second phase of the PET-CT services tendering process throughout England; and how many people were consulted during that process.
NHS England completed a 30-day public engagement about the Phase II procurement proposals between January – February 2016. This was publicised on both NHS England’s website and its Engage portal. Further details of public engagement can be found at the following link:
As this was a public engagement exercise it was open to all stakeholders, including patients and members of the public. NHS England is committed to ensuring that the public are involved in decision making. Where new service proposals would result in substantial development or variation, such as location change, further public involvement activities will be undertaken.
In accordance with established procurement practices, which ensure impartial decision making, NHS England has not consulted with any stakeholder groups or hon. Members during the procurement process.