Developing World Class Radiotherapy Service For England
An independent report looking at how current radiotherapy resources could be put to better use and how we should plan for a radiotherapy service that will meet the future needs of the population has been issued.
The NHS is delivering better cancer treatment to more people than ever before with:
Cancer mortality in people under 75 falling by nearly 16% between 1996 and 2004. This equates to over 50,000 lives saved over this period;
the number of therapy radiographers (the staff who operate the radiotherapy machines) rose by 31% between 1997 and 2004 (from 1,407 to 1,839); and