The supply and demand for medicines - call for views

The Committee is seeking views on the management of the medicines budget, including the clinical and cost effectiveness of prescribing. We want to hear about purchasing, prescribing, dispensing and consumption of medicines.

The inquiry will not cover advice on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of new medicines or whether new medicines should be routinely available for prescribing by the NHS in Scotland.

The call for written views is running from Friday 27 September to Friday 22 November 2019. 

The Committee are keen to hear responses to the following questions: 

1. Does the system ensure patients receive the most clinically and cost-effective treatments and, if not, how can this be improved? 

2. Does the NHS in Scotland achieve the most value from the money spent on medicines and, if not, how can this be improved? 

3. In what ways can the system be made more efficient? 

4. How can the medicines budget be controlled while maintaining clinical and cost effectiveness? 

How to submit your views 

Before making a submission, please read our Privacy Notice about submitting your views to a Committee.  This tells you about how we process your personal data. 

Please note that in most cases your written submission will be published on the Scottish Parliament's website and may be quoted in the Committee's report or in the Committee meetings (which are public and broadcasted). 

If you wish to request that your submission be published without your name, please contact David Cullum, Clerk, Health and Sport Committee via telephone (0131 348 5210) or email: [email protected] 

To submit your views please use the template provided to format your submission.  We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language. 

Written responses should be sent electronically, in the word template format to [email protected] by Friday 22 November 2019. 

Submissions should not exceed six sides of A4 and should include 3 bullet points outlining the key messages in the submission. 

If you cannot submit electronically, you may send in a hard copy of the written submission.  Please send them to: 

The Health and Sport Committee, Room T3.40, Scottish Parliament, EH99 1SP.

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