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Radiotherapy

Question for Department of Health

UIN 64142, tabled on 17 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date details of the process for the Commissioning through Evaluation scheme for Selective Internal Radiation Therapy were first added to the NHS England website; and on what date that process was first communicated to stakeholders.

Answered on

27 February 2017

During 2013, a Steering Group was established to develop a proposal for a commissioning through evaluation (CtE) programme for Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT). The Steering Group comprised key stakeholders including clinicians, industry representation and NHS England.

An invitation to express an interest in being a participating centre for the SIRT CtE scheme was published via:

- The NHS England website:

www.england.nhs.uk/2013/09/26/comthrough-eval/

- Supply2Health; and

- Onward distribution to contacts via the SIRT CtE Sub Group.

Applications had to be submitted by 5pm on Friday 11 October and the final selection of centres was undertaken by the four regional Medical Directors, and Providers were notified of the outcome on Friday 15 November.

Successful centres were provided with a copy of the service specification and centres confirmed their commitment to the programme and provided assurance that they would meet the requirements of the service specification in full.