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Cancer: Staff

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 45143, tabled on 8 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to allocate funding to the clinical oncology workforce.

Answered on

13 September 2021

No specific assessment has been made.

As of February 2021, the number of full time equivalent clinical oncologists has increased by 20.5% since February 2015 – an increase of 250 clinical oncologists working in the National Health Service. Health Education England funded an extra 50 places in clinical oncology and an extra 36 in medical oncology in 2021.

The next Spending Review will set out further details of the Government’s spending plans for non-NHS budgets for future years, which includes funding for the NHS workforce.

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