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Department of Health written question – answered on 16th February 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 27 January (HL4700), on what estimation or data the Operational Delivery Network run rates were based, and whether this data will be made available.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

NHS England is funding access to new hepatitis C treatments in accordance with guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), apportioned to local Operational Delivery Networks (ODNs) based on estimated local health needs. The numbers in the NICE costing template have been used to estimate a progressive rollout, starting with the treatment run rate of 10,000 patients in 2016/17.

Public Health England has published an interactive template hepatitis C commissioning template for prevalence and treatment which has been used as the basis for apportioning treatment run rates based on the estimated hepatitis C virus prevalence at local authority level, mapped to ODNs. Manipulation of the template is required to derive the required information. A copy of this template is attached.

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