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Lung Cancer: Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 116481, tabled on 17 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of levels of (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment of lung cancer during periods of covid-19 lockdown.

Answered on

1 December 2020

NHS England continues to encourage people to access services, especially cancer services, through the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign.

Specialist cancer hubs have been set up to provide COVID-19 secure treatment and diagnostic environments.

In October, the National Health Service issued £150 million in capital funding to regions for investment in diagnostic equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scanners.

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Department of Health and Social Care