Cancer: Drugs

Health written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Adrian Sanders Adrian Sanders Liberal Democrat, Torbay

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to collect information on the number of (a) approved and (b) rejected applications to the Cancer Drugs Fund.

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

From April 2013 NHS England has had oversight of the Cancer Drugs Fund and the collection of information on the Fund is matter for NHS England.

NHS England publishes quarterly information on the number of applications automatically approved under the Cancer Drugs Fund cohort policies list. It also publishes information on the number of individual Cancer Drugs Fund applications, including those refused by the Cancer Drugs Fund panel. This information is available at:

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