227776 - Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Sir David Amess
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions NHS England has had with manufacturers on alternative commissioning arrangements for treatments that have been removed from the Cancer Drugs Fund list.

George Freeman

NHS England has advised that, since the removal of a number of drugs from the national Cancer Drugs Fund list on 12 March 2015, representatives of NHS England have had preliminary discussions at the request of one manufacturer around maintaining access to one of the drugs removed from the list.

Patients currently receiving drugs removed from the list will remain on that treatment.