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Ichthyosis: Medical Treatments

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 90871, tabled on 10 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of local variation in access to the cream Udrate for the treatment of the skin condition ichthyosis.

Answered on

16 December 2021

No assessment has been made. General practitioners and clinician are responsible for working with patients to determine the appropriate course of treatment, with the provision of the most clinically appropriate care being the primary consideration. Clinicians are responsible for making prescribing decisions for their patients, taking into account best prescribing practice and the decision-making of their respective clinical commissioning groups.