Salford Royal receives funding boost for cancer screening

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Salford Royal receives funding boost for cancer screening
30 October 2019

Salford Royal, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, is one of 78 Trusts in the country set to benefit from investment funding to upgrade and refurbish cancer screening equipment.

The new machines will improve screening and early diagnosis of cancer, and are part of a £200million funding boost over the next two years announced by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) today (30 October).

The equipment that will be refurbished and upgraded will include CT and MRI scanners – bringing in new diagnostic machines and alternatives with lower radiation levels, and breast screening imaging and assessment equipment.

Each trust has been allocated funding for new machines based on an assessment of local infrastructure and local population need. They will all contribute to the NHS Long Term Plan's goal of catching three-quarters of all cancers earlier when they are easier to treat.

Cally Palmer, National Cancer Director at NHS England, said: “Cancer survival is at a record high thanks to better prevention, earlier diagnosis and world-leading treatments in the NHS.

This major investment in the best modern scanning technology will benefit patients in every part of England, helping us to achieve the NHS Long Term Plan’s ambitions of catching tens of thousands more cancers earlier when they are easier to treat, saving 55,000 more lives every year.”