Prime Minister comments on leaked hospital memo row

The Prime Minister has been talking about the cancer treatment row in Oxford

The Prime Minister has been asked for her views on claims, from a leaked memo by a leading doctor, that treatment for cancer patients would have to be delayed at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford because of a shortage of trained nurses.

At today's Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in parliament, the Shadow Health Minister Luciana Berger asked if the PM would apologise for the 'appalling situation'.

In a statement the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said that it had not made any changes to its formal policy for chemotherapy.

After PMQs was finished, the MP for Oxford West and Abingdon raised the issue in the House of Commons through a point of order.

However, the commons speaker John Bercow, said that the issue had been raised at PMQs and that Ms Moran could pursue the matter through other means in parliament.

There has also been reaction today from the charity, Cancer Research UK.