The New Treatment Fund speeds up patient access to life-improving and life-saving new treatments.
The New Treatment Fund ensures that patients have faster access to medicines recommended by:
- the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
- the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG)
The fund enables health boards and trusts to make new medicines available as soon as possible.
Once it has been approved, health boards and trusts have a 60-day deadline to make a newly recommended medicine available for prescription.
They regularly report how quickly they put the new medicines onto their prescribing lists to Welsh Government.