Department of Health written question – answered on 12th January 2016.

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Photo of Greg Mulholland Greg Mulholland Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Campaigns Chair

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to made the drug Everolimus available on the NHS for treating the subependymal giant cell astrocytoma form of tuberous sclerosis complex.

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

A policy for the provision of Everolimus for Tuberous Sclerosis forComplex Related Renal Angiomyolipoma anda policy for the provision of Everolimusfor SubependymalGiant Cell Astrocytoma are currently in development. Once completed, each policy will need to be considered by the relevant clinical panels, the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group and the Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group.

It is NHS England’s intention that the policies will be published by the end of the financial year.

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