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Cancer: Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 172077, tabled on 19 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data her Department (a) collects and (b) reports for patients who are already being treated by the NHS for cancer and who experience delays with (i) treatment, (ii) surgeries, and (iii) radiotherapies.

Answered on

24 March 2021

NHS England data includes information on patients waiting to start treatment for cancer and waits for subsequent cancer treatments including surgery, radiotherapy and anti-cancer drugs. This is available at the following link:

National Health Service trusts use local patient tracking lists to effectively triage cancer patients, including those already receiving surgery, radiotherapy and anti-cancer drugs and use this data to minimise any delays in treatment.

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