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U-turn over plans to privatise cancer scanning services

NHS bosses have made a significant U-turn over plans to privatise cancer scanning services after outcry from MPs, doctors and patients.

The rethink means the two scanners used for the tests at the cancer centre at the Churchill hospital in Oxford will remain there, after the new private contractor was forced to drop plans to move them elsewhere.

In a further act of backtracking, the NHS staff who operate the PET-CT scans at the hospital will continue to do so. Personnel from InHealth, the firm handed the contract to run the service by NHS England, will have no role at the Churchill.

Full Story: The Guardian, 27th March 2019

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