Gene Therapies

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 11 July 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, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of NHS England’s Budget Impact Test on single-dose gene therapies.

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

No assessment has been made.

The Budget Impact Test is an integral part of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) evaluation process for new interventions, including gene therapies. It assesses the financial implications of introducing a new therapy by considering factors such as patient eligibility, treatment costs, and the impact on National Health Service resources. NICE undertakes a Budget Impact Test for each individual single-dose gene therapy as part of standard NICE process.

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