Health: Cancer Drugs Fund

House of Lords written question – answered on 19th June 2013.

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Photo of Lord Turnberg Lord Turnberg Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether NHS England has plans to create a transition mechanism to ensure that all patients whose access to medicines is currently funded through the Cancer Drugs Fund will be able to continue to access those medicines after 2014.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

We are committed to ensuring that arrangements are in place to protect individual patients receiving treatment through the Cancer Drugs Fund as the planned end of the Fund approaches.

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