Halt privatisation of cancer screening or risk patient harm, MPs tell NHS England

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Doctors say awarding PET-CT contracts to private firms ‘will undoubtedly cause clinical harm’

Government and opposition MPs are urging NHS bosses to halt the privatisation of cancer screening services in Oxford, which doctors are warning will damage patients’ health.

Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs in the area have united in protest at the deal. The private firm InHealth has controversially been handed a contract to deliver positron emission computerised tomography (PET-CT) scanning in the Thames Valley.

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