E-commentary: NHS patients’ missing-out on radiotherapy treatment
Early in 2014, the Sunday Times kicked-off a campaign to give more people who would benefit from radiotherapy access to it, suggesting that NHS radiotherapy equipment is either out-dated or underutilised.
According to Lawrence Dallaglio, the former English rugby captain who campaigns for increased access to radiotherapy, “Cancer clinicians are being denied the use of technologies to treat patients that the rest of the civilised world uses as a matter of routine.”
Dallaglio’s intervention prompted a government plan to improve access to quality radiotherapy. Is it happening?