Cancer: Radiotherapy

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

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Photo of Dan Carden Dan Carden Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to improve access to radiotherapy for patients waiting for cancer treatment.

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 improve workforce resilience and increase patient access to specialist skills and knowledge. Since 2016, more than £160 million has been invested in radiotherapy equipment to ensure local access to innovative treatments, including the replacement or upgrade of approximately 100 radiotherapy treatment machines.

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