NHS: Drugs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th September 2018.

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Photo of Philippa Whitford Philippa Whitford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS in England of special medicinal products over the last 12 months.

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

In the most recent 12 month period for which data is available (June 2017 to May 2018) the cost of National Health Service special medicinal products dispensed in the community in England was £70.5 million down from £135.5 million in 2010.

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