Skip to main content

Medical Treatments: Arthritis

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he is taking to ensure that the full range of biologics is available to patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (158145)

[holding answer 15 October 2007]: All primary care trusts in England and Wales are obliged to fund, from general allocations, drug therapies for those patients with rheumatoid arthritis who meet the clinical guidelines issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.