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S5W-14014: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 23 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its progress in implementing the recommendation in the report, Review of Access to New Medicines, to “make greater use of National Procurement in NSS to lead negotiations on behalf of NHS Scotland on the cost of new medicines”.

Answered by: Shona Robison 30 January 2018

The Scottish Government is committed to taking forward the recommendations from Dr Brian Montgomery’s Review of Access to New Medicines.

I wrote to the Health and Sport Committee on 16 November 2017 to provide an update on the Scottish Government’s progress on implementing the recommendations and I plan to provide the Committee with a further update in Spring 2018 as we continue to take this work forward at pace in collaboration with our stakeholders.