5592 - Clinical Trials: Families (Answered)

Greg Mulholland
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department gives to NHS England and NICE on communicating treatment commissioning decisions to families of patients on clinical trials before such decisions are officially announced.

George Freeman

No such guidance has been given to NHS England, which is an independent organisation and is responsible for deciding how its commissioning decisions should be communicated to patients and their families.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence does not make decisions on which treatments are commissioned by the National Health Service.