Ichthyosis: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th December 2021.

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Photo of Julian Sturdy Julian Sturdy Conservative, York Outer

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with the skin condition ichthyosis can access the cream Udrate to treat that condition via (a) GP prescription and (b) pharmacies nationwide.

Photo of Julian Sturdy Julian Sturdy Conservative, York Outer

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of local variation in access to the cream Udrate for the treatment of the skin condition ichthyosis.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

No assessment has been made. General practitioners and clinician are responsible for working with patients to determine the appropriate course of treatment, with the provision of the most clinically appropriate care being the primary consideration. Clinicians are responsible for making prescribing decisions for their patients, taking into account best prescribing practice and the decision-making of their respective clinical commissioning groups.

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