HIV Infection: Drugs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Matthew Pennycook Matthew Pennycook Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional funding his Department will allocate to the NHS to fund the expansion of the PrEP Impact trial.

Photo of Matthew Pennycook Matthew Pennycook Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional funding his Department will allocate to local authorities to fund additional sexual health appointments as a result of the expansion of the PrEP Impact trial.

Photo of Matthew Pennycook Matthew Pennycook Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if it is his Department’s policy that there should be continuous delivery of PrEP for participants after the conclusion of the PrEP Impact trial.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Following my Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s announcement on 30 January that the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Impact Trial would be expanded to 26,000 people, NHS England has committed to fund the PrEP drug and research costs of these additional places, in line with current arrangements.

Local authority and clinic participation in the trial is on a voluntary basis. Participation costs of local authorities are met from existing resource allocations.

The 36 month PrEP Impact Trial is scheduled to continue until autumn 2020. Work is underway to prepare for a seamless transition from the PrEP trial to future commissioning arrangements, which includes consideration of funding options.

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