3175 - Haematological Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Mark Tami
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the funding and availability of medicines for blood cancer patients in England compared to their counterparts in Scotland and Wales.

George Freeman

We have no plans to undertake any such assessment. A number of medicines for blood and bone marrow cancers have been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and are routinely funded by the National Health Service in England. In addition, a number of other medicines to treat blood and bone marrow cancers are available through the Cancer Drugs Fund.