The NHS is letting England down – and letting patients die

Article looking at Britain’s poor performance in cancer survival compared to the rest of Europe. The author states: “…there’s the restricted availability of radiotherapy, even though the machines needed for treatment sit unused as NHS England refuses to fund certain kinds of cancer care. Figures quoted in the Sunday Times last July show that the number of patients being offered advanced radiotherapy is actually falling. Since NHS England took control of radiotherapy in April 2013, 10 per cent fewer people have been treated. The number given transformative SABR treatment for rare and complex cancers has plummeted by 70 per cent in little over a year.”

New Statesman