Duty to have regard to the life sciences sector and access to new medicines and treatments

Part of Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill (Programme) (No. 2) – in the House of Commons at 4:29 pm on 15th March 2017.

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Photo of Bob Stewart Bob Stewart Conservative, Beckenham 4:29 pm, 15th March 2017

I want to ask a layman’s question: if NICE approves a drug, is the NHS necessarily required to buy it?