Cancer: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th June 2019.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of the NHS cancer budget was spent on (a) surgery, (b) drugs, (c) chemotherapy and (d) radiotherapy in each of the last five years.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We are not able to provide this information. NHS England can only provide information on those services that it commissions through its specialised commissioning function. Other services would be commissioned locally by clinical commissioning groups and therefore not collected centrally.

The attached table shows a breakdown of figures for 2013-14 to 2017-18, as estimated for NHS England Specialised Commissioning by NHS England.

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