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Medical Treatments: Innovation

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL6698, tabled on 27 March 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what involvement the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has had in the establishment of the new Accelerated Access Pathway.

Answered on

11 April 2018

The Accelerated Access Pathway (AAP) will launch in April 2018 with the aim of getting those innovations that we believe will be truly transformative to patients more quickly.

The establishment of the pathway has been led by government and its partners, working with industry and patients.

The co-ordination of government’s input to the development of the pathway sits with the Office for Life Sciences, which is a joint unit between both the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). A representative from BEIS will sit on the Accelerated Access Collaborative, the body responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Accelerated Access Pathway.