Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 2 February 2023.

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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 percentage of health technology appraisals conducted by NICE for therapies in combination have resulted in (a) termination, (b) a negative recommendation, (c) an optimised recommendation, (d) a positive recommendation or (e) a recommendation for use within the Cancer Drugs Fund or Innovative Medicines Fund.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2022, 20% of appraisals of combination therapies undertaken by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) were terminated due to the company not making an evidence submission to NICE.

Of the technologies appraised by NICE, 4% were not recommended, 31% were recommended for routine commissioning, 52% were optimised recommendations and 12% were recommended or optimised for use within the Cancer Drugs Fund.

No applications were recommended for the Innovative Medicines fund.

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