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Radiotherapy

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 113047, tabled on 9 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the latest Public Health England Radiotherapy Dataset; and whether he plans to publish that dataset.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

30 November 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England are jointly developing a Radiotherapy Data Set (RTDS) Partnership which will be a multi-year agreement to use and enhance the RTDS so that it supports both radiotherapy networks and NHS England and NHS Improvement to improve services and quality. The partnership has a number of workstreams including improving data reporting; developing data to support reductions in variations in access and support clinical care excellence; and developing the knowledge base on outcomes relating to innovative and specialist radiotherapy treatments.

A variety of aggregated data and analyses of the RTDS are available at the following link:

https://www.cancerdata.nhs.uk/radiotherapy

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