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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-10189: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 6 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on delivering recommendation 27 of the review by Dr Brian Montgomery on the establishment of a multi-agency task force or equivalent to facilitate discussions on the opportunities afforded by anticipated development in the way that new medicines will be introduced in the future.

Answered by: Shona Robison 2 August 2017

I announced in December 2016 that we will be taking forward the recommendations from the review. We are working at pace, in collaboration with stakeholders, including the Scottish Medicines Consortium, NHS Scotland, and the pharmaceutical industry to implement the recommendations as quickly as possible.