228482 - Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review (Answered)

Neil Parish
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the Government is making in implementing the recommendations in his Department's Innovative Medicines Review.

George Freeman

The Accelerated Access review into innovative medicines and medical technologies was launched on 20 November 2014. On 11 March, the Government published the review’s terms of reference and announced that Sir Hugh Taylor, Chair of Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, will chair the review. The review will produce an interim report before the autumn.

Work on the review is underway. Background work to map the current development pathways for medicines, devices and diagnostics is ongoing, as is initial work on international comparators. The review has also started to engage with stakeholders from across the landscape, and this dialogue will continue as the review progresses.