Skip to main content

Sodium Valproate: Prescriptions

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 107600, tabled on 22 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to introduce a compensation and care plan for people affected by sodium valproate prescriptions.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

3 November 2020

The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review made a series of recommendations, contained in its report published 8 July 2020. Recommendation four included the establishment of a redress scheme for those suffering avoidable harm occurring after in utero exposure to sodium valproate. Recommendation five included the establish of specialist centres for those adversely affected by medication during pregnancy, including sodium valproate.

All recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review are being considered carefully and the Government will provide an update in due course.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
Named day
Named day questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.