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Radiotherapy

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 125551, tabled on 30 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to widen access to proton radiotherapy for cancer patients in England.

Answered on

7 February 2018

In April 2012, my Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced that £250 million will be invested to build proton beam therapy facilities at The Christie Hospital in Manchester and University College London Hospitals in London. Building work is well underway on both sites and service planning and development is on schedule to begin treating patients from August 2018 at The Christie and summer 2020 for University College London Hospitals.