Skip to main content

Medical Treatments: Innovation

Question for Department of Health

UIN 4700, tabled on 12 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to transfer the funding of medicines under the Early Access to Medicines Scheme from pharmaceutical companies to the NHS.

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:

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care