The Barrett report: 

In the document produced by the Velindre NHS Trust “Why not build a new Velindre Cancer Centre on another hospital site?” the following statement is made:

 “The clinical lead in an external review of the project, carried out in 2017, was Dr Jane Barrett OBE, an eminent UK clinical oncologist and past President of the Royal College of Radiologists.”

This statement is clearly refuted in an email from Dr Barrett herself, wherein it is stated:

“You are correct that I was involved in the review into the siting of satellite centres in South Wales. However it was not a review into the redevelopment of Velindre.”

Dr Jane Barrett obe

The existence of an independent clinical review of the proposed stand alone model has frequently  been alluded to by the Velindre NHS trust, when the reality is that no such report was ever written by Dr Barrett.

To date NO external clinical review of the project has been undertaken. The Nuffield Trust did not undertake a clinical review, as clearly stated on page 10 of their report.

“First, this is not and has never claimed to be a wholescale independent review of the project. The scope of this report is tightly defined and relates specifically to the clinical management of the planned network model for non-surgical tertiary cancer services and new cancer centre.”