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Cancer: Health Services

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Richmond and Twickenham Primary Care Trust spent per head on treating each type of cancer in each of the last five years; and how much on average each primary care trust spent on such treatment in each such year. (296223)

A table showing Richmond and Twickenham Primary Care Trust’s estimated expenditure per head on cancer and tumours for the last five available years, 2003-04 to 2007-08, as well as the estimated national average expenditure per head for the same years, has been placed in the Library. This table also provides details of the net expenditure on cancer and tumours at sub-category level for 2006-07 (the first year that this data were collected at sub-category level for a number of tumour types) and 2007-08.

Tables showing the net expenditure on cancer and tumours at sub-category level for 2006-07 and 2007-08 by each primary care trust (PCT) have also been placed in the Library. These tables show expenditure on each PCT’s own local population.

The figures in these tables include primary prescribing but exclude General Medical Services and Personal Medical Services expenditure and any prevention-related expenditure, such as screening.