New cancer drug payment system could speed up access to treatments

Cancer Research UK and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership has produced a report suggesting a new system for reimbursement of cancer drugs by the NHS. The report suggests that paying for cancer drugs based on how well they work in practice could help patients get new treatments faster. This new flexible system, […]

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Cancer drugs taking longer to reach NHS patients

A new report by the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has found that patients are waiting longer for new cancer drugs to be approved for use with the NHS because of delays in clinical trials and regulatory approval for use. The report found that the average time taken from the start of phase I clinical […]

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New ‘fast track’ plans will help to bring promising drugs to the NHS up to 4 years sooner

The Telegraph¬†has reported on comments made by Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, about plans to help bring promising drugs and medical innovations to the NHS sooner. Mr Hunt discussed plans to ‘fast track’ approval of treatments identified by experts as having the greatest potential to change lives. The Accelerated Access Pathway (AAP) […]

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How Scotland plans to improve access to drugs for very rare diseases

The Scottish government has announced a set of measures aimed at giving it more flexibility in offering patient access to new expensive medicines for rare and end-of-life conditions.¬† Copyright 2016, Informa Business Intelligence, an Informa company. All rights reserved. The Scottish government has announced a set of measures aimed at giving it more flexibility in […]

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