Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th November 2022.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of capacity in the NHS for radiotherapy; and whether he has taken recent steps to increase the level of capacity for radiotherapy.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

In 2019/20, 11 radiotherapy networks were established in England to increase access to specialist skills and improve patient outcomes.

Since 2016, over £160 million has been invested in radiotherapy equipment, which has replaced or upgraded approximately 100 radiotherapy treatment machines.

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