NHS England -
NHS England is inviting specialist hospitals to take part in a new, innovative commissioning approach, aimed at increasing access to services or treatments which are not currently routinely funded by the NHS. The first treatment to benefit, as part of the Commissioning through Evaluation programme, will be Selective Internal Radiotherapy (SIRT), a form of radiotherapy which uses radioactive beads to treat cancerous tumours in the liver. NHS England is now ready to proceed with the selection of centres to provide SIRT, and is inviting expressions of interest from hospitals across England. The closing date for applications is 11th October 2013, with the first patients expected to be treated under the scheme from November.