Cancer: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of allocating funding to the NHS for non-pharmaceutical cancer treatments other than diagnostics equipment, radiotherapy machines and proton beam therapy.

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

Holding answer received on 12 March 2020

No assessment has been made.

NHS England and Improvement’s service development policy sets out NHS England’s approach for making decisions about which new treatments and interventions to routinely commission, and the approach used for updating existing service specifications, or creating new ones. This can be found online at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/specialised-commissioning-service-development-policy-and-process/

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