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Cancer: Drugs

Question for Department of Health

UIN 222561, tabled on 28 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review the effectiveness of the individual funding request process for cancer medicines.

Answered on

4 February 2015

Individual funding requests for cancer medicines are dealt with through the individual Cancer Drugs Fund request process.

NHS England has operational responsibility for the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) and has advised that it follows a standard operating procedure when responding to individual requests to fund cancer treatments. This requires a response to the request within 10 working days following receipt of a complete submission from the clinician.

NHS England’s CDF Standard Operating Procedures document is kept under review and is available at:

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