Mark Durkan – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Mark Durkan on 2015-11-13.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure to new medicines on the Cancer Drugs Fund list on patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia.

George Freeman

Neither the Department nor NHS England has made any such assessment. NHS England has advised that, although it is not considering new applications to the national Cancer Drugs Fund list at this time, there have been no new drugs launched for chronic myeloid leukaemia in the past 12 months.