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Medical Treatments: Innovation

Question for Department of Health

UIN 4699, tabled on 12 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding is available for treatments which have been made available under the Early Access to Medicines Scheme after marketing authorisation but before the publication of NICE guidance.

Answered on

20 July 2017

The Early Access to Medicines Schemes is a voluntary scheme. Companies are not paid for the medicines they supply into the scheme. However, the Government has recently announced new funding as part of a of a wider package of up to £86 million aimed at addressing barriers to uptake of innovation that were recommended in the Accelerated Access Review. Small to Medium Enterprises with products that meet the requirements for the Early Access to Medicines Scheme will be able to access this funding opportunity. Further announcements will be made on how small businesses can apply for this support. More information can be found at this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/86-million-funding-announced-for-new-medicine-and-technology

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care