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PE01407: Scottish Cancer Drug Fund


Petitioner: Jamie Walker


Date Lodged: 12 October 2011

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to set up a Scottish Cancer Drug Fund.

Petition History:


15 November 2011: The Committee took evidence from Jamie Walker and James Walker and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support, Myeloma UK, Cancer Research UK, Rarer Cancers Foundation, Scottish Medicines Consortium, Royal College of Radiologists, Procurement Scotland and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 15 November 2011 (380 KB pdf)

21 February 2012: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that the Scottish Government has no plans to reconsider its policy on a Scottish cancer drugs fund; has sought to improve access to all newly licensed medicines; has confirmed that further guidance will be issued and will work with the Department of Health to develop and implement VBP (value-based pricing). Link to Official Report 21 February 2012 (431KB pdf)

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