Skip to main content

Cancer: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 29046, tabled on 7 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he plans to put in place for cancer patients who have experienced disruption to their treatment during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

21 July 2021

The National Health Service is focusing on reducing the number of people waiting over 62 days on cancer pathways, rescheduling diagnostic procedures or treatment for those who have had their care delayed by the pandemic. Cancer services have been prioritised within the £1 billion made available in 2021/22 to support the recovery of elective activity. This funding is being used to support evening and weekend clinics to meet demand for services.