Radiotherapy APPG

First Registered: 06/06/2018 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To provide an effective voice for radiotherapy and improve access to radiotherapy for cancer patients, ensuring no-one has to travel more than 45 minutes to their nearest radiotherapy unit. To ensure radiotherapy receives increased funding so that patients are allowed to have the best radiotherapy for their individual cancer.



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Recent Documents related to Radiotherapy

1. Safer radiotherapy: error data analysis
27/09/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Safer Radiotherapy The radiotherapy newsletter of Public Health England Supplementary D

2. Safer radiotherapy: error data analysis
27/09/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Safer Radiotherapy The radiotherapy newsletter of Public Health England Supplementary D

3. Safer radiotherapy: error data analysis
27/09/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Safer Radiotherapy The radiotherapy newsletter of Public Health England Supplementary D

4. Safer radiotherapy: error data analysis
27/09/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Safer Radiotherapy The radiotherapy newsletter of Public Health England Supplementary D

5. General Debate on the spending of the Department of Health on Non-Invasive Precision Therapies for cancer
17/07/2019 - Commons Research

Found: 1 The 2015 Cancer Strategy 3 1.2 Modernising radiotherapy services 4 1.3 The NHS Long Term Plan 5 2. Cancer

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Radiotherapy

1. Non-invasive Precision Cancer Therapies
18/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: That this House recognises the vital role that radiotherapy plays in cancer treatment across the UK with - Speech Link
2: That this House recognises the vital role that radiotherapy plays in cancer treatment across the UK with - Speech Link

2. Cancer Task Force
20/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: pandemic? Are there plans to improve access to radiotherapy for the 2.5 million people currently living - Speech Link
2: they present an alternative to radiotherapy. The recovery of our radiotherapy services is massive and we - Speech Link
3: My Lords, calculations by the charity Action Radiotherapy suggest that the cancer treatment backlog may - Speech Link
4: immediate figures perhaps suggest. The investment in radiotherapy is incredibly important; we have new treatments - Speech Link
5: replacing—including upgrading to provide stereotactic radiotherapy, which has lower side effects and better outcomes—and - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: Access to Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
02/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: The all-party parliamentary group on radiotherapy, like all the all-party groups on cancer, is - Speech Link
2: 50:50 in terms of the therapeutic application of radiotherapy for treatable cancers and therapeutic palliative - Speech Link
3: of cancer patients’ lives.The Action Radiotherapy charity estimates that the true cancer backlog - Speech Link

4. Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times
10/01/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: England that is to be invested in improving radiotherapy treatment, and the new service specification - Speech Link
2: survived stage 4 cancer and I had a month of radiotherapy; I had to get the bus most days to get there - Speech Link
3: intervention.In its 2007 report, the national radiotherapy advisory group recommended that cancer patients - Speech Link
4: people travelling 60, 70 or more miles to get radiotherapy treatment. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that - Speech Link

5. Cancer Workforce and Early Diagnosis
08/01/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: cancer workforce to the radiotherapy workforce and other issues relating to radiotherapy. Sadly, at some point - Speech Link

6. Mount Vernon Cancer Centre
04/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: accelerators are fundamental to the delivery of radiotherapy services, but are costly to put in place. Mount - Speech Link
2: centre. I know that the provision and location of radiotherapy services is of great interest to many hon. Members - Speech Link
3: forward for Mount Vernon include a satellite radiotherapy centre in our area of Hertfordshire? I hope - Speech Link
4: He is right about the importance of satellite radiotherapy centres for his constituents and for large parts - Speech Link

7. Oral Answers to Questions
23/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: with my own suggestion. Ideas included advanced radiotherapy, new models of chemotherapy, better cancer pathways - Speech Link
2: There have been improvements in certain areas of radiotherapy in which it has been determined that fewer treatments - Speech Link
3: England plan to roll out stereotactic ablative radiotherapy to all cancer centres by April 2021. [903688] - Speech Link
4: the other members of the all-party group on radiotherapy and cancer for meeting me and officials recently - Speech Link
5: therefore go further and faster and deploy expanded radiotherapy treatment this summer to clear the backlog? - Speech Link
6: driving hard to make sure that patients get their radiotherapy and treatment as quickly as they can. The NHS - Speech Link

8. Breast Cancer Screening
16/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: screening units are adequately resourced with radiotherapy staff; and that one in four trusts and health - Speech Link
2: group on radiotherapy, and Members would be staggered if I did not talk about radiotherapy as a treatment - Speech Link

9. Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Services: Covid-19
12/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: receive breast radiotherapy over the past six months. Data is available in the radiotherapy datasets that - Speech Link
2: capacity as vice-chair of the all-party group for radiotherapy and the all-party group on cancer, and we have - Speech Link
3: absolutely wonderful. She, dare I say, got away with radiotherapy, but a number of her friends were stage 3 and - Speech Link
4: in the case of breast cancer, and onward to radiotherapy or chemotherapy, or indeed both. As such, it - Speech Link
5: raised today. He also raised the availability of radiotherapy, which, in his own words, he bangs the drum - Speech Link
6: year has been no exception, with advances in radiotherapy and chemotherapy. We have seen oral chemotherapies - Speech Link

10. Oral Answers to Questions
07/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: miss out on appropriate access to life-saving radiotherapy. What is the Secretary of State’s estimate? - Speech Link
2: in 10 of all cancer patients are treated with radiotherapy; it is a critical treatment to tackle cancer - Speech Link
3: commitment to complete the £130 million upgrade of radiotherapy machines throughout England? I ask my right - Speech Link
4: look personally at the case for a new satellite radiotherapy unit at Westmorland General Hospital, tied to - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Radiotherapy
1. Radiotherapy
asked by: Grahame Morris
20/05/2020
... what steps he is taking to increase the availability of precision radiotherapy as a replacement treatment to (a) surgery and (b) chemotherapy during the covid-19 outbreak.

2. Radiotherapy
asked by: Grahame Morris
20/05/2020
... published on 18 July 2019.

3. Radiotherapy
asked by: Henry Smith
12/03/2020
... what recent assessment he has made of the capacity of radiotherapy services to be able to cope with anticipated future demand created by improved early cancer diagnosis.

4. Radiotherapy
asked by: Diana Johnson
21/07/2020
... what plans his Department has put in place to increase radiotherapy capacity to meet the demand generated by additional screening programmes set up in NHS Nightingale Hospitals; and if he will make a statement.

5. Radiotherapy
asked by: Daisy Cooper
22/09/2020
... whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the All-party Parliamentary Group on Radiotherapy's six point plan to transform radiotherapy services.

Latest Questions
4 Current APPG Members
Tim Farron Portrait
Tim Farron
Chair & Registered Contact
Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale
Joined: 6th June 2018
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Tim Farron MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8498.

Email: farront@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Professor Pat Price, Action Radiotherapy, 4 Abbotsbury House, 139 Abbotsbury Road, London W14 8EN. Tel: 020 3051 3986

Email: appg-rt@actionradiotherapy.org

Secretariat:

Action Radiotherapy acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.actionradiotherapy.org/

Group's Website:

https://www.actionradiotherapy.org/appg

Benefits in Kind
Date
28 Jan 2020
Source
Action Radiotherapy
Description
Secretariat   From : 28/01/2020 To : 27/01/2021
Value
£9,001
Date
22 May 2019
Source
Action Radiotherapy
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/05/2019 To : 21/05/2020
Value
£7,501
Date
22 May 2018
Source
Action Radiotherapy
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/05/2018 To : 21/05/2019
Value
£4,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Radiotherapy APPG

Former APPG Members
Steve Double Portrait
Steve Double
Vice Chair
Conservative - St Austell and Newquay
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Gillian Keegan Portrait
Gillian Keegan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chichester
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships