Medical Treatments: Innovation:Written question - 183457

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Asked by Jared O'Mara
(Sheffield, Hallam)
Asked on: 24 October 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Medical Treatments: Innovation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has to facilitate commercial discussions between manufacturers and NHS England at an early stage in its evaluations of highly specialised technologies.
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Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 01 November 2018

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) it has recently set up a commercial function that specifically focuses on engaging in discussions around commercial arrangements - The Commercial and Managed Access Programme. Through this function, NICE will provide companies with opportunities to engage in commercial and managed access conversations with both NICE and NHS England.

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