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Prescription Drugs

Question for Department of Health

UIN 51264, tabled on 31 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to NICE's and NHS England's proposals for changes to the arrangements for evaluating and funding drugs and other health technologies appraised through NICE's technology appraisal and highly specialised technologies programme, published in October 2016, on what basis the affordability threshold of £20 million per year was arrived at.

Answered on

8 November 2016

NHS England has advised that the proposed budget impact threshold is based on consideration of the frequency and magnitude of high budget impact technologies that have recently received a recommendation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care