Radiotherapy

Gillian is serving as the Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Radiotherapy who are working to provide an effective voice for radiotherapy and improve access to radiotherapy for cancer patients, ensuring no-one had 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. .

Currently 60% of people with cancer will need radiotherapy treatment. Gillian has been calling for St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester to be equipped with a radiotherapy unit as many of her constituents are travelling significant distances to receive treatment, typically either Brighton or Portsmouth.

To keep up with the campaign click: https://www.gilliankeegan.com/campaigns/radiotherapy-st-richards

 

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Radiotherapy at St Richard's

Radiotherapy is a core part of modern cancer treatment and is second only to surgery in its effectiveness in treating cancer. About 40% of cancer patients who are cured receive radiotherapy cancer treatment.

News

Questions to the Prime Minister

Gillian Keegan MP: One in two people in the UK now develops cancer at some point in their lifetime, and around 60% of them will require radiotherapy as part of their treatment.

Radiotherapy APPG launches manifesto

A cross-party manifesto, proposing significant improvements to radiotherapy provision throughout the UK, has been launched by Tim Farron MP, (chair) and Gillian Keegan MP (Vice-Chair) of the newly formed All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Radiotherapy.

APPG on Radiotherapy meeting

The APPG for Radiotherapy had their first official meeting to discuss the key issues with these services within the NHS. The group discussed their manifesto to establish the aims of the group moving forward. The Manifesto is due to be published later in the summer.