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People in Alderney to have their say on NICE approved medical treatments

Two workshops will run today where islanders are invited to share their views on NICE approved drugs Credit: PA Images

People living in Alderney are being asked to have their say as part of a Health and Social Care review of approved medical treatments.

Two workshops are being run today to discuss whether drugs approved by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in England should automatically be available.

Islanders will be asked whether they would prioritise certain medications over others, such as those for cancer or long term illnesses, and the principles they would like to be used when considering whether or not to fund a treatment.

Currently 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.

The first session will run from 10 am until 12 pm and the second from 1 pm until 3 pm in the Anne French Room at the Island Hall.

To book a place at either workshop you can email linda.osborne@gov.gg or call 01481 707438.