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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hepatitis (19 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2018 to Question 148619, if he will set a publication date for Public Health England’s Operational Delivery Network Hepatitis C profile tool.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hepatitis (19 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2018 to Question 148619, whether the Public Health England’s Operational Delivery Network Hepatitis C profile tool will be published before the summer recess.

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: rose—

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: That is kind of the Minister and I thank him for his serious response to the debate. We said the last time we met that we did not want Ministers to keep an eye on the issue: we wanted Ministers to be actively engaged in it. The Minister gave us an assurance that his colleague would be actively engaged, not keeping an eye on it. Today, we repeat that we do not want NHS England and the drug...

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: We are living in an era when public confidence in a mainstream political class is at an all-time low. Too often the public suspect that we choose the low ground when they yearn for us to build common cause in pursuit of the high ground. Tonight we have a chance, in a small way, to prove them wrong, by using this debate to show the relevance and humanity of Parliament in the cause of human...

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I agree entirely with the hon. Gentleman. It is absolutely vital that we see an engagement process that leads to action. I will develop that argument as I make my contribution here this evening.

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I think that, in this context, we can all unite behind the concept that we want a resolution that is UK-wide if at all possible. Clearly, that would require different organisations to be involved, but if we can set a precedent here, we could make rapid progress, and that can only help all parts of the United Kingdom. May I make some progress, and then I will give way to other hon. Members?...

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: The right hon. Gentleman speaks for everybody present this evening and probably many who are not. There is inevitably sadness, but there should be real anger because this situation is causing human misery to many people who have enough challenges in their lives without not being able to resolve this situation. It would not be right for any of us to pretend that these decisions are easy. NICE...

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I think that most people would accept that now is the time for a review of the criteria that are applied and the processes that are undertaken. Any organisation needs to be continually improving. We do not condemn NICE. In fact, we acknowledge that it has got many difficult decisions right, but it has also got some wrong. Time and again, the reason that it has got those decisions...

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I entirely agree—my hon. Friend makes absolutely the right point. When there is an incomplete assessment in looking at value for money versus outcomes, that will lead to flawed decisions that are incredibly difficult to justify. We have a mismatch between the basis on which NICE is expected to make these decisions and appropriate processes. Instead of everybody hinting, “Yes, of...

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I entirely agree. It is always very important, when a new Minister begins a role, that they have a very clear sense of a positive agenda on which they want to achieve change. This will be a very appropriate issue for the new Secretary of State to adopt and to drive forward.

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: Of course I agree entirely. It must be very frustrating for Holly and her family to find themselves in this situation. There really is no excuse for delaying the beginning of a review. Members know full well how long these reviews can take, so let us get on with it. I think we are united in a belief that this is absolutely essential as part of the lessons that we need to learn from this situation.

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I agree entirely. We sometimes spend vast amounts of public money reacting to a problem, and the rhetoric is all about prevention and early intervention, but we end up doing the opposite. This is a very good example of that.

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I will give way to my hon. Friend and then I have to make progress.

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: My hon. Friend clearly wants to finish my speech off for me. Of course, he is absolutely right to make that point. The most important thing to see from this debate is action, not words. I will go on to talk about what those actions should be.

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I am going to make progress, if I may, but I will perhaps give way once more later on.

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I will—my hon. Friend certainly deserves it.

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I agree entirely with my hon. Friend, and I will develop his argument as I continue my speech. A quote from Emma, Alex’s mum, sums up many of the frustrations of the constituents represented here today. She says, very movingly: “Alex has a real love for life and all she wants to do is live a long and happy live without having to fight to breathe.” That powerful statement...

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I agree entirely. The absence of a functioning Executive is a source of continued regret to those of us how care passionately about Northern Ireland. Progress has been made, but there is now a stalemate. It is incredibly important that, in the absence of an Executive, Ministers ensure that any solution that is reached also benefits people with cystic fibrosis in Northern Ireland. The UK...


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