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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 185035, tabled on 29 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when more detail and timescales are planned to be published on NHS England's proposed networked model for radiotherapy services; and if his Department will take steps to ensure that high quality radiotherapy is available closer to people’s homes.

Answered on

6 November 2018

Final service specifications setting out the detailed function and requirements of Radiotherapy Networks and Radiotherapy providers will be published shortly. The establishment of Radiotherapy Networks is designed to improve access to high quality, innovative and advanced radiotherapy, as close to home as possible.

Alongside the publication of the service specifications, NHS England will also publish a report setting out stakeholders’ feedback during public consultation and NHS England’s response.

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