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uses the radiotherapy dataset collection to demonstrate what the data shows about radiotherapy services across England
assesses whether the metrics for radiotherapy services, established by the National Radiotherapy Implementation Group (NRIG) report in 2007, remain current
shows that there is more to be done to ensure that the right access levels are reached and that the service has the capacity to deliver at those levels
identifies variation in doses of radiotherapy prescribed by clinicians around the country (local services now need to examine how much of this variation is clinically appropriate)
provides information that will enable services to see how they are progressing against a number of metrics
is aimed at commissioners and service providers
has been prepared by the NRIG, which advises the Department of Health and Ministers on radiotherapy services in England
Radiotherapy remains a priority for the service and commissioners should ensure that access rates and the use of advanced radiotherapy techniques, such as intensity modulated radiotherapy, are appropriate for their populations.