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Breast Cancer: Surgery

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 17893, tabled on 14 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) capacity of and (b) levels of service provision by the oncoplastic workforce.

Answered on

21 June 2022

No recent assessment has been made. In 2022/23 Health Education England is investing an additional £50 million to expand the cancer and diagnostics workforce in priority professions, including clinical radiology, histopathology, gastroenterology, clinical and medical oncology, diagnostic and therapeutic radiography.