Hepatitis: Drugs

Department of Health written question – answered on 2nd November 2017.

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

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review run rates for Operational Delivery Networks providing treatment for hepatitis C, in the light of current variations in the level of demand in relation to capacity.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England will keep the run rates for each Operational Delivery Network (ODN) under review, as in 2016/17, taking into account available data on estimated need and performance across the Networks.

NHS England has a Commissioning for Quality and Innovation scheme in place for hepatitis C virus, which provides a substantial opportunity for hospitals to earn additional income for success, rather than any financial penalties. All hospitals who deliver between 90% and 100% of the planned rates of expansion receive the additional payment. In 2016/17, no ODN exceeded their run rate.

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