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RADIOTHERAPY PROVISION IN THE UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1559: tabled on 24 July 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that one in two people in the UK now develop cancer at some point in their lives; recognises radiotherapy is needed in approximately 50 per cent of cancer cases; further recognises that radiotherapy receives only five per cent of the NHS cancer budget; regrets that the UK cancer survival rates lag behind Europe in nine out of 10 cancers; and urges the Government to ring-fence £250 million of the £20 billion promised to the NHS for a one-off investment to fully modernise radiotherapy and to increase the annual radiotherapy budget from five per cent of the cancer budget to 6.5 per cent to meet future demand.