From community diagnostics to cancer treatment

The cancer care backlog, aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is well documented with the government announcing several measures to tackle it, including the creation of over 100 community diagnostic centres. These are designed to increase diagnostic capacity and ensure patients can more easily access diagnostics closer to home.

Inevitably, as capacity is boosted, the number of cancer patients requiring treatment will rise. To avoid disruption to cancer services, and the knock-on impact on cancer survival rates, additional investment in cancer treatment is required. Radiotherapy, in particular, has been highlighted as one of the most immediate and cost-effective ways of tackling the backlog and improving patient outcomes.

Siemens Healthineers | Varian | APPG - Manifesto for Radiotherapy

Discover key recommendations in the All Party Parliamentary Group for Radiotherapy’s latest manifesto such as:

  • The ring-fencing of extra NHS funding for cancer services and radiotherapy
  • Investment in radiotherapy to boost COVID-safe capacity and accelerate treatment
  • Lifting the level of access to radiotherapy to bring it closer to people’s homes

Siemens Healthineers | Varian | AXREM - Manifesto for Radiotherapy

Explore key recommendations in AXREM’s manifesto for radiotherapy including:

  • Focussed clinical evaluation of radiotherapy innovation to make radiotherapy even more effective and widely available
  • Clear funding models within radiotherapy networks to support new IT and software support tools
  • A comprehensive review of radiotherapy tariffs considering the whole treatment and reflecting new methods

<p>Prof. Pat Price</p>
<p>Adele Lyons</p>