Extra money for cancer drugs in the East Midlands

Image caption The cash will enable very sick cancer patients access to drugs sooner

The East Midlands is to get nearly £12m of additional government money to help cancer patients.

NHS East Midlands will receive £11.6m to give cancer patients in the region greater access to drugs recommended by their doctors.

The money is a share of the government's £200m Cancer Drugs Fund.

The fund is designed to improve access to drugs not routinely available and allows doctors to decide how the money is spent locally.

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