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To ask Her Majesty's Government how they propose to assess the effects of the new system of value-based pricing; and what assessment they made of its impact on access to treatment for cancer patients.
The consultation document, A New Value-Based Approach to the Pricing of Branded Medicines set out our proposals for value-based pricing. The consultation ran from
The impact assessment accompanying the consultation document set out an evaluation of the effects of our proposals including an assessment of the possible impact on National Health Service patients, including cancer patients. Copies of the consultation document, the Government's response and the impact assessment have already been placed in the Library.
The impact assessment will be updated in due course as the new pricing arrangements for branded medicines, including value-based pricing, are finalised.