George Freeman welcomes publication of the Accelerated Access Review which he launched when he was Life Sciences Minister. The review sets out a new model for the NHS to make use of its it genetic and data leadership to get quicker access and discounted prices; which will enable patients with rare diseases gain to access innovative medicines. He calls on the PM to encourage the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and NHS England to implement it speedily.
George Freeman outlines Government's commitment to helping people with autism find employment through the Disability Confident campaign, and by spending over £100 million a year on the Access to Work scheme, helping over 36,000 people with disabilities into work.
George Freeman outlines the Government’s commitment to the digitalisation of the NHS and to gain patients’ trust and confidence to enable anonymised patient data to be used to help identify new treatments and drugs.
George Freeman announces a new package of measures including a task and finish group in the Department of Health to specifically address issues raised in the debate including data collection, trials, off-label drugs, research barriers and skills.