Lung Cancer: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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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, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of levels of (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment of lung cancer during periods of covid-19 lockdown.

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

NHS England continues to encourage people to access services, especially cancer services, through the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign.

Specialist cancer hubs have been set up to provide COVID-19 secure treatment and diagnostic environments.

In October, the National Health Service issued £150 million in capital funding to regions for investment in diagnostic equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scanners.

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