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HIV Infection: Drugs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th February 2020.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, of 28 January 2020, Official Report column 658, when the additional allocation of funds will be made available to cover the routine commissioning of PrEP ; and from what funding stream that money will be allocated.

Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding mechanism he plans to use for the routine commissioning of PrEP.

Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, from which budget he plans to fund the non-drug costs of the routine commissioning of PrEP.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Department is continuing to work closely with NHS England and NHS Improvement, Public Health England and local authorities to plan for routine commissioning of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from April 2020. NHS England and NHS Improvement have already agreed to fund the on-going costs of drugs for PrEP going forward. We will provide information on how other elements of the programme will be funded shortly.

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