Parkinson’s Disease

House of Lords written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Walton of Detchant Lord Walton of Detchant Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how individual funding requests relating to the prescription of Duodopa for patients with advanced Parkinsonism are handled in the National Health Service.

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

In April 2013 NHS England assumed responsibility for commissioning adult specialist neurosciences services, including the majority of services for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Individual funding requests relating to treatments that NHS England is responsible for commissioning are handled in line with NHS England’s individual funding requests standard operating procedure, which is at:

www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/cp-04.pdf

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