Cancer: Drugs

Health written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health further to the publication of the Cancer Reform Strategy, from what date he expects it to be the default position for all new cancer drugs and significant new licensed indications to be referred to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

The Department is currently in discussion with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence about the implementation of this aspect of the Cancer Reform Strategy. The new arrangements are expected to start later in 2008.

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