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Cancer: Drugs

Question for Department of Health

UIN 210689, tabled on 15 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the cancer drugs fund has been spent in Liverpool since its inception.

Answered on

20 October 2014

Prior to April 2013, information on the Cancer Drugs Fund was administered through clinical panels based in each strategic health authority (SHA) and data on spend through the Fund in each city was not collected. Information on spend by the North West SHA and in England in 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 is shown in the following table:

Amount Spent (£000)


Amount Spent (£000)

Amount Spent (£000)

North West SHA








Source: Information provided to the Department by SHAs

NHS England has had oversight of the Fund since April 2013 and does not collect information at city level. In 2013-14, £63,368,429 was spent through the Fund in the North of England region and total national expenditure in England, net of any central rebates, was £230,539,005. Figures for 2014-15 are not currently available.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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