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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 33205, tabled on 14 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many radiotherapy machines currently used by the NHS are more than 10 years old.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

26 July 2021

As at 31 March 2021, approximately 63 Linear Particle Accelerators (LINACs) in routine National Health Service use were aged 10 years or more. Approximately two thirds of these have a locally agreed replacement plan that is due to be implemented in 2021-22.

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