Should islanders have access to NICE approved drugs in Guernsey?

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Medicine, including cancer treatments, that are widely available in England could be made available in Guernsey following a public meeting tonight.

Islanders are being asked whether drugs approved by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in England should automatically be available in Guernsey.

At the moment, funding is considered on a case by case basis, meaning some have faced delays and even refusal of funded treatment which is available in Jersey and on the NHS in England.

The affordability of drugs, giving the ever-increasing availability of new and improved treatments, remains a constant challenge for us.

Dr Nicola Brink, Director of Public Health in Guernsey

The workshop, ran by Solutions for Public Health, are looking for islanders' views on making all NICE approved treatments available and which medicines to prioritise.

This workshop will be your opportunity to have your say on the crucial issue of routinely making all NICE TA approved treatments available for Guernsey.

Deputy Heidi Soulsby, President of the Committee for Health & Social Care

The workshop is happening tonight 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the Harry Bound Room, Les Cotils.