Cancer: Drugs

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Basildon and Billericay

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with NHS England on the future re-evaluation of the Cancer Drugs Fund list.

Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Basildon and Billericay

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when there have been discussions since 12 January 2015 between members of the Chemotherapy Clinical Reference Group and clinicians on the breast cancer drugs that are to be removed on 12 March 2015 from the Cancer Drugs Fund list; and what the content of those discussions was.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Ministers have regular discussions with NHS England on a range of issues, including the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

NHS England has advised that the Chemotherapy Clinical Reference Group (CRG) met on 9 February 2015 when a paper summarising the outcome of the recent CDF panel was discussed. The CRG membership is made up predominately of clinical members including two breast cancer oncologists.

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