House of Commons
RADIOTHERAPY PROVISION IN THE UK
EDM #1559
Tabled 24 July 2018
2017-19 Session
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.