Flash Survey Results

Impact of Covid-19 on UK Radiotherapy (24-27th April)

Action Radiotherapy

Transforming radiotherapy: a six point covid-19 recovery plan to save lives and save money within the NHS

6th July 2020

Associated press releases

House of Commons

correspondence - the Prime Minister

correspondence - the Secretary of State for health

Correspondence - re Health & Social Care Select Committee meeting 1st May 2020

Response from Dame Cally Palmer dated 21.05.2020 from the Health and Social Care Committee website

Rapid mini Inquiry 27th April 2020



  • Flash Survey Results

    Impact of Covid-19 on UK Radiotherapy (24-27th April)

  • Evidence submitted by the charity Action Radiotherapy

  • Evidence submitted by Prof Richard Sullivan and Dr Ajay Aggarwal

  • Letter to Sec of State for Health 27.04.2020 from APPGRT and APPG for cancer

  • Layla Moran MP Facebook Post

  • Evidence submitted by Industry

  • Patient stories - submitted to the Radiotherapy4Life campaign

  • Radiographer network feedback

  • Blog by therapeutic radiographer Jo Strickland

  • Cancer and COVID-19 — potentially deleterious effects of delaying radiotherapy.Nagar, H., Formenti, S.C.  Nat Rev Clin Oncol (2020)

Previous Achievements

  • Following the publication of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Radiotherapy’s (APPG-RT) Manifesto, Tim Farron MP, Chair of the APPG-RT, wrote to Chief Executives of the 52 NHS Trusts providing radiotherapy across England in November 2018 with a follow up in June 2019. Questions were posed with the intention to gather data on each Trust’s experience of delivering radiotherapy services, the challenges they faced, and what changes were needed to better enable them to deliver a high level of service to all patients. A report was produced by the APPGRT detailing the findings.

  • The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Radiotherapy (APPG-RT) were successful in raising a vote-able debate in the House of Commons on Radiotherapy which was held on Thursday 18th July 2019. The motion was passed.

  • Gillian Keegan MP, then vice-chair of the APPGRT, wrote to HEE in support of training posts in Radiotherapy Physics funding. Funding has now been agreed for 20/21.

  • The APPG intervened and ensured that the Secure File Transfer System, which was to be discontinued, was kept in use for a further 6 months.



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