Medical Treatments

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to NHS England's announcement of provisional investment decisions for specialised services, made on 11 July 2016, what provision there is for patients in urgent need to access the provisionally recommended treatments.

Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

For the 18 treatments provisionally recommended for routine commissioning subject to the outcome of a judicial review, clinicians can apply to NHS England on behalf of patients for consideration of individual funding where there is clinically exceptional or clinically critically urgent need, in line with existing procedures. Guidance on individual funding requests can be found here:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/cp-03.pdf

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