35072 - Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to involve stakeholders in developing the operational detail of the new Cancer Drugs Fund.

George Freeman

NHS England is responsible for the operational management of the Cancer Drugs Fund and has advised that it is continuing to engage with stakeholders, building on the feedback received during the recent public consultation. A number of engagement activities, including a series of focus groups involving charity and industry stakeholders, will be held during the coming weeks as NHS England continues to shape the operational detail of the new arrangements for the Cancer Drugs Fund.