Rheumatoid Arthritis: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 10 May 2023.

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase access to advanced therapies for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

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

No specific steps are being taken. The National Health Service in England is legally required to make funding available for all treatments, including any advanced therapies, recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in technology appraisal and highly specialised technologies guidance, normally within three months of the publication of final guidance.

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