MP to chair national roundtable meeting to boost access to radiotherapy

South Lakes MP Tim Farron will chair a national meeting this week to discuss how to improve access to cancer services across the country. Attending the meeting, which takes place in Westminster next Wednesday, will be leading professionals including clinicians, scientists and cancer treatment manufacturers. Tim will be chairing the meeting in his capacity as a patron of the leading cancer charity Action Radiotherapy.

One Response to “MP to chair national roundtable meeting to boost access to radiotherapy”

  1. John Gooderham

    This initiative is welcome. Presumably also present will be senior NHS officials leading on the modernising radiotherapy services: the outcome of the consultation is not yet known, so the 45 minute rule for maximum travel time is still operative, for the time being at least.

    Other parts of the country, some of which are more densely populated, are affected by poor access to radiotherapy, For example, cancer patients in West Sussex,with a population of 843,000, have been denied radiotherapy facilities for 12 years so far.