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Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 45138, tabled on 11 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the level of unused radiotherapy machine capacity during the covid-19 outbreak.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

5 June 2020

As set out in a letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement to trusts on 29 April, cancer treatment must be brought back to pre-pandemic levels at the earliest opportunity to minimise potential harm, and to reduce the scale of the post-pandemic surge in demand.

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