Farron leads cross-party demand for action on PPE and radiotherapy to prevent Covid-19 cancer deaths

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Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron is leading a cross-party call urging the Health Secretary to prioritise the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for radiotherapy professionals and to take steps to boost radiotherapy capacity to save lives. In a letter from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Radiotherapy, which is chaired by local MP Tim Farron, the cross-party group of MPs set out that they have received reports that ‘patients are now demanding that the clinicians wear PPE’ and expressed concern that ‘some radiotherapy centres have no PPE and little priority has been given to this work force and patient group’. The MPs also highlight that the demand for radiotherapy services is rising sharply as surgical options for cancer treatment are reduced due to the coronavirus response and clinicians are moving some…
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