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Consultation on proposed changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund

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Sam_BCC
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Re: Consultation on proposed changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund

Hi Mrs Blue

 

I have removed the post as rquested.

 

Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator 

mrsblue
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Re: Consultation on proposed changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund

Thanks for clarification, Helen.

 

Moderator PLEASE PLEASE DELETE my post mentioning 31st October - it will surely confuse many people!! Smiley Mad

 

HelenL_BCC
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Re: Consultation on proposed changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund

Hello all, 

 

Thank you for your interest in completing this survey about the proposed changes to the Cancer Drug Fund. The original deadline of midnight tonight (21 Oct) to complete our survey is correct. This is in order that we can submit results for the consultation, which closes next week (31 Oct).

 

Apologies for such a tight turnaround - we really appreciate you taking the time to complete this at short notice. 

 

If you have any questions about this survey or about the consultation, please contact campaigns@breastcancercare.org.uk or call Emma on 0207 960 3574.

 

Thank you.

 

Lucy_BCC
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Re: Consultation on proposed changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund

Thank you for highlighting this mrsblue, it does close 31st October!

Best wishes
Lucy BCC

Chocolates
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Re: Consultation on proposed changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund

Just completed - took a while but had to be done.
Sam_BCC
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Anna_BCC
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Consultation on proposed changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund

Consultation on proposed changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund

NHS England are consulting on proposed changes to the way the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) works. We will be submitting a response to the consultation and are keen to hear your thoughts on the proposals to ensure we represent your views in our response.

The CDF was established in 2010 to give patients in England access to access the cancer drugs their doctors think will help them that would not otherwise be available from the NHS.

The number of people who have benefitted from the CDF has increased over the years since it was established. NHS England is consulting on proposed changes to allow the CDF to cope with this increase in demand and ensure the CDF is sustainable.

The consultation proposes a number of changes to the way the CDF works, including:


Introducing a re-evaluation process to assess the clinical benefit of the drugs which are currently available through the CDF
This re-evaluation to look at both clinical benefit and cost, for the first time
Removing drugs from CDF which are highly priced in relation to clinical benefit

More information on the consultation ‘Proposals for a sustainable Cancer Drugs Fund’ is available on the NHS England website: http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/pe/cdf/cdf-sop/

Please let us know your thoughts via this survey: http://surveys.breastcancercare.org.uk/survey-–-cancer-drugs-fund-consultation

Due to the short timescale for the consultation, the survey will close at midnight on 21st October.

We would recommend reading the consultation guide (http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/cdf-consult-guide-031014.pdf) before completing the survey as it gives an overview of the background to the consultation and further details about the proposals. It should take around 30 minutes to read this and complete the survey.

If you have any questions about this survey or about the consultation, please contact campaigns@breastcancercare.org.uk or call Emma on 0207 960 3574.

Many thanks in advance

Emma Lavelle
Policy Manager