Radiotherapy:Written question - 225814

Q
Asked by Mr John Baron
(Basildon and Billericay)
Asked on: 02 March 2015
Department of Health
Radiotherapy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on proton beam therapy treatment from (a) April to August 2014 and (b) August 2014 to January 2015.
A
Answered by: Jane Ellison
Answered on: 09 March 2015

The number of patients who had applications approved for proton beam therapy (PBT) since 2010, including the proportion for children, is shown in the following table.

Paediatric

Total approved

Proportion for children

2009-10

8

20

40%

2010-11

30

50

60%

2011-12

66

79

84%

2012-13

83

99

84%

2013-14

103

124

83%

The amount spent on PBT treatment from April to August 2014 was £4.87 million. From August 2014 to January 2015 the amount was £4.72 million.

The number of patients who had applications declined for PBT since 2010, including the proportion for children, is shown in the following table.

Paediatric

Total declined

Proportion for children

2009-10

10

24

42%

2010-11

4

18

22%

2011-12

15

39

38%

2012-13

7

20

35%

2013-14

10

22

45%

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