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NHS: Drugs

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Boston and Skegness of 25 June 2009, Official Report, columns 1119-20W, on NHS: drugs, what progress has been made in developing proposals for pilot studies to assess the demand for unfunded drugs; against what criteria sites for such pilot studies will be selected; when he expects them to commence; and if he will make a statement. (297192)

The project manager for the piloting work took up post in September 2009, and is in the process of engaging with key experts on the design of the pilots and with possible pilot sites.