Cancer: East Midlands

Health written question – answered on 15th April 2013.

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Photo of Pauline Latham Pauline Latham Conservative, Mid Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the operation of the East Midlands Cancer Drugs Fund.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Cancer Drugs Fund has so far helped over 1,800 patients in the East Midlands strategic health authority area to access the additional cancer drugs their clinicians recommend.

The NHS Commissioning Board took on oversight of the Cancer Drugs Fund from 1 April 2013.

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