Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

Risks of privatising NHS scanner service | Letters

Concerns over the privatisation of cancer scanning services at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford are raised by Rosie Herring and Anita Higham

We are writing as elected public governors of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to clarify some of the facts outlined in your article (Top cancer hospital loses scanning services to private sector, 7 March).

We are at a loss to understand how the scanning service at the Churchill hospital could be contracted to another provider. The Churchill hospital has worldwide recognition for its research, for its training of nuclear medicine cancer doctors, as well as for outstanding cancer diagnostic provision.

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