Medical Treatments: Innovation

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th April 2020.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Conservative, Reigate

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2020 to Question 18744 on Medical Treatments: Innovation,whether he plans to hold a public consultation on his proposals for an innovative medicines fund.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Conservative, Reigate

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2020 to Question 18743 on Medical Treatments: Innovation, if he will include provisions on improving access to medicine for rare diseases as part of the innovative medicines fund.

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

Detailed proposals for the new Innovative Medicines Fund are in development and will be consulted on in due course. The Fund will build on the success of the reformed Cancer Drugs Fund so that doctors can use the most advanced, life-saving treatments for conditions such as autoimmune disease or cancer, or for children with other rare diseases.

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