Health Services: Finance:Written question - 54067

(Ealing, Southall)
Asked on: 21 November 2016
Department of Health
Health Services: Finance
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England will announce final funding decisions for the treatments considered through its specialised commissioning prioritisation process.
Answered by: David Mowat
Answered on: 29 November 2016

NHS England will be announcing the outcome of this year’s annual specialised commissioning prioritisation round once it has fully considered the implications of the recent Court of Appeal decision on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV, and the impact this might have on those treatments and interventions awaiting prioritisation.

Until then, clinicians can continue to apply for funding on behalf of patients for treatments and interventions awaiting prioritisation, where there is clinically exceptional or clinically critically urgent need.

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