Pharmacy: Prescription Drugs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th July 2020.

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Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria his Department will use to prioritise the backlog of outstanding applications created by the suspension of Part IX of the NHS England and Wales Drug Tariff.

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

Applications to Part IX of the Drug Tariff will be reviewed in receipt order, with the earliest applications reviewed first, when the process resumes.

If an application is for a product that helps in the treatment of COVID-19 then it would be considered outside of the normal review process.

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