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Mount Vernon Hospital Northwood

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th January 2020.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Labour/Co-operative, Harrow West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on the future of Mount Vernon Cancer centre; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

A Strategic Review of Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC) is underway and is being overseen by a multi-agency Programme Board, chaired by NHS England and NHS Improvement. The sustainability of services at the MVCC will be determined by clinical options to enable access to the full range of inpatient services over the medium and long term.

Supported by a Clinical Advisory Group, the Board has agreed that the involvement of an existing tertiary cancer provider is key to service development, transition, staff retention and enabling patient access to clinical trials through embedding research within clinical services. In line with this, an alternative NHS tertiary cancer provider is being identified to operate services from the MVCC. The Board will then commence a comprehensive review of future options for service delivery. This review is expected to complete during 2020.

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