correspondence - the Secretary of State for health
Correspondence - re Health & Social Care Select Committee meeting 1st May 2020
Rapid mini Inquiry 27th April 2020
The Times 30th April 2020
Tim Farron MP 4th may 2020
Radiotherapy is a vital treatment that can reduce unnecessary cancer deaths during the coronavirus pandemic
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.
In January 2019, The APPGRT responded to the publication of the NHSE RT specification.
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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