228500 - Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Mr Jamie Reed
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government has announced that the Cancer Drugs Fund will continue beyond April 2016.

George Freeman

In August 2014, we announced £80 million in additional funding for the Cancer Drugs Fund for 2015-16. We have made no announcements regarding the Fund for beyond April 2016.

NHS England announced in January 2015 that it plans to increase the level of investment for drugs in the Fund to an expected £340 million in 2015-16.

228135 - Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Nic Dakin
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his plans are for future funding of drugs for those with rare and less common cancers.

George Freeman

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 19 March 2015 to his Question 227609.

227905 - Cancer (Answered)

Mr John Baron
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase levels of research into rare and less common cancers.

George Freeman

Overall investment in cancer research by the Department’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has increased from £102 million in 2009/10 to £130 million in 2013/14.

227589 - Hepatitis (Answered)

John Glen
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions NHS England officials have had with representatives of NICE on the commitment to a fast-track interim commissioning policy for interferon-free hepatitis C medicines made during the health technology assessment of sofosbuvir.

George Freeman

227590 - Hepatitis (Answered)

John Glen
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England's proposed interim commissioning policies for interferon-free hepatitis C medicines have been considered by the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group.

George Freeman

227402 - Clinical Trials (Answered)

Adam Afriyie
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS patients registered for clinical trials in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.

George Freeman

Data is not available on the proportion of National Health Service patients registering interest in participating in clinical trials or the proportion that participate.

226114 - Clinical Commissioning Groups: Cumbria (Answer Corrected)

Mr Jamie Reed
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding (a) in total and (b) per capita has been allocated for Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group for each year from 2013-14 to 2019-20.

George Freeman

Clinical commissioning group (CCG) funding has not been decided beyond 2015/16. Notified revenue allocations and per capita allocations for Cumbria CCG are:

Year

Allocation £000

Per capita £

2013/14

227924 - Contraceptives (Answered)

Fiona Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has considered on the long-term effects of repeat use of emergency hormonal contraception on women's health.

George Freeman

227923 - Contraceptives (Answered)

Fiona Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements are in place to monitor side-effects resulting from women's use of emergency hormonal contraception.

George Freeman

227925 - Contraceptives (Answered)

Fiona Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the long-term effects on women's health of emergency hormonal contraception given without (a) prescription and (b) monitoring multiple use.

George Freeman

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