The (UK) Government’s Response to the Health Select Committee Report on Top-up fees (for drugs) – Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Health by Command of Her Majesty July 2009

Posted on July 8, 2009. Filed under: Health Economics, Pharmacy | Tags: , , |

The (UK) Government’s Response to the Health Select Committee Report on Top-up fees (for drugs) – Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Health by Command of Her Majesty July 2009

Cm 7649   ISBN: 978 0 10 176492 6

“1. The House of Commons Health Select Committee published its report on “Top-Up fees” on Tuesday 12 May 2009. This Command Paper sets out the Government’s response to the conclusions and recommendations of that report. We are very grateful for the attention and insight that the Committee has brought to this important and complex issue.

2. On 17 June 2008, the Secretary of State for Health asked Professor Mike Richards, the National Clinical Director for Cancer, to review the policy for patients who wished to buy additional drugs privately. During the course of the review, Professor Richards spoke to over 2,000 patients, members of the public, NHS staff, NHS managers and other stakeholders.”  … continues on the website

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