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Beggs Calls for Cancer Drug Funding from Executive

Ulster Unionist Health Spokesperson Roy Beggs MLA has spoken at the Northern Ireland Assembly during a recent debate on cancer drugs and has called for additional funding for drugs, staff training and facilities. East Antrim representative Roy Beggs MLA said “Northern Ireland has developed its new cancer centre, and it has been responsible for significant improvements in outcomes locally.  In conjunction with the centre, cutting edge research and trials have been happening in Northern Ireland.  However, the limitation of specialist drugs limits the ability to carry out some of those trials.  We risk being left behind by other regions.” “England has its cancer fund, of about £200 million a year, and Scotland has recently developed its own new system.  However, we are left with the individual funding request (IFR); a very limited process, the conditions of which significantly reduce the likelihood of clinicians enabling their patients to access some of … Continue reading

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