Arthritis: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th November 2022.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November to Question 87913, for what reason that data is not collected.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

While this information is not collected in the format requested, data is collected on relevant medicines. While ‘Secondary Care Medicines Data’ provides information on medicines prescribed, it does not record whether a prescription is for a stated condition or diagnosis, such as rheumatoid arthritis. This information is available at the following link:

https://opendata.nhsbsa.net/dataset/secondary-care-medicines-data

NICE Technology Appraisals in the NHS in England (Innovation Scorecard), To June 2022’ includes data by region for National Institute for Health and Care Excellence-approved technology appraisals published in the last five years. While it contains data for specific conditions, this does not include rheumatoid arthritis. This information is available at the following link:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/nice-technology-appraisals-in-the-nhs-in-england-innovation-scorecard/to-june-2022/2.-estimates-report

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