Parliamentary Exchange on NICE and the Early Access to Medicines Scheme – Answered 20th March 2017

Jo Churchill MP for Bury St Edmunds asked the Secretary of State for Health, how many technology appraisals NICE has undertaken for medicines which have successfully passed through the Early Access to Medicines Scheme; and what the NICE recommendation was for each of those appraisals.

To which Nicola Blackwood MP for Oxford West and Abingdon and Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) replied:

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has advised that it has published seven technology appraisals on products that have received a positive scientific opinion through the Early Access to Medicines Scheme. Information on NICE’s recommendations for each appraisal is shown in the attached table.

To read the attached table of NICE recommended products that have been through the EAMs process, please click here. .

Jo Churchill also asked the Secretary of State for Health, what account NICE takes of the fact that medicines have successfully passed through the Early Access to Medicines Scheme due to high unmet medical needs when undertaking technology appraisals.

To which Nicola Blackwood MP for Oxford West and Abingdon and Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) replied:

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has advised that it takes the opinion provided by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency into account, where it is considered relevant to its recommendations. NICE offers companies the opportunity to meet with NICE and NHS England to discuss feasibility/applicability of proposed plans to collect data during the Early Access to Medicines Scheme period which could inform a NICE evaluation. NICE endeavours to schedule these topics into its work programme as soon as possible, so that it can produce timely guidance.

To read more about this, please click here for PQ 67898 and please click here for PQ 67809

 

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Published on 22. March 2017 in News UK