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.
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.