DoH moves to ensure equal access to cancer drugs in Northern Ireland

Pharma Times

13 September 2018 - The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has unveiled plans to boost access to innovative new medicines for cancers and other conditions.

The changes will ensure NHS patients in Northern Ireland have the same access to cancer drugs as their counterparts in other UK regions, it said.

Under the plans, medicines approved by NICE for use through the Cancer Drug Fund in England will now be considered in line with existing arrangements for NI endorsement of NICE recommendations and be equally accessible in the country.

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