Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th July 2018.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Chair, Committee of Selection, Chair, Selection Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times NHS England has met Vertex to discuss Orkambi; and whether any steps have been taken as a result of those meetings.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England has advised that it has met Vertex 5 times since July 2017 to discuss Orkambi. We are further advised that discussions are ongoing to seek to agree a commercial deal that would make Orkambi available to National Health Service patients.

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