A relative of the founder of the NHS died after two NHS trusts made serious errors during his cancer treatment.

Doctors diagnosed Roderick Bevan in 2016 while treating him for another condition but did not offer him radiotherapy for another 15 months.

Neglect contributed to his death, an inquest found, with his family saying his great-uncle Aneurin Bevan “would have been appalled” by his care.

Two NHS trusts apologised and said processes had changed after a review.

Mr Bevan, from Grantham in Lincolnshire, died aged 66 in May 2018 from lung cancer.

An inquest at Boston Coroner’s Court, which concluded in May, heard a tumour was identified during a scan at Boston Pilgrim Hospital in October 2016.

Medical professionals at Pilgrim Hospital and University Hospitals of Leicester Trust,

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