Parliamentary Reception: Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy Saves Lives & Improves Quality of Life

On Tuesday, November 14, Tim Farron MP in partnership with AdvaMed, the United States Trade Association for Advanced Medical Technologies, held a briefing to shine a light on radiotherapy and the benefits that it can bring to patients and in improving cancer outcomes. The event took place in the Strangers’ Dining Room, House of Commons, and featured Steve Brine, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, the lead Minister for cancer services.

In addition to Mr. Brine, the event brought together stakeholders from the local and national NHS, patient and professional groups, MPs and Peers to consider the benefits of radiotherapy and next steps across the UK. Participants recognised the welcome progress made to improve the provision of radiotherapy in the UK, raised awareness of the benefits of radiotherapy and considered how we can ensure equal access for all patients to the latest techniques.

Action Radiotherapy worked with Map Medtech in highlighting the parliamentary event to patients and professionals in the UK. Map Medtech confirmed that in large part to us, we have been successful in generating a large interest by both patients and professionals, enabling the event to be fully registered.

Action Radiotherapy was well represented at the event with attendance by Professor Pat Price, Chairman, Judith Potts, Trustee, Dr Christy Goldsmith, Trustee and Peter Zarko-Flynn, Trustee. We were also pleased to attain a new friend of Action Radiotherapy at the event, Rachel Bland, who presented her patient experience at the event with a round of applause from the audience.

Here are some pictures taken at the event.