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New guidance for Patient Group Partners taking part in SMC Committee meetings

From June 2017 we will be introducing new processes to improve how we involve patient groups in our committee meetings. 


 

Updated new product assessment form

Our new product assessment form (NPAF) for submitting companies has been changed to reflect the fact that the summary of information for patient groups (SIPs) form is now considered an essential part of a submission.

The revised form can be found on our submission guidance page

 

May 2017 decisions news release

Three new medicines for routine use by NHSScotland.

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has today (Monday 8 May) published advice accepting three new medicines for routine use by NHS Scotland.

 

April 2017 decisions news release

Medicines for breast cancer, multiple sclerosis and leukaemia among five new treatments accepted for use in NHSScotland. 

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), which reviews newly licensed medicines, has today (Monday 10 April) published advice accepting five new medicines for routine use by NHS Scotland.

 

Medicines information leaflet for patients and public updated

An updated version of an information booklet providing information on how healthcare professionals decide what medicine is right for their patients has been published by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

 

March 2017 decisions news release

SMC accepts treatment for follicular lymphoma 

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has today (Monday 13 March) published advice accepting a medicine used to treat follicular lymphoma for routine use by NHS Scotland. 

 

SMC Public Partner recruitment

We are looking to recruit a new Public Partner to the Scottish Medicines Consortium committee. 

Find out more about the role.

 

February 2017 decisions news release

Treatments for cancer, cholesterol and chronic migraines among medicines accepted for routine use by NHS Scotland. 

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), which reviews newly licensed medicines, has today (Monday 13 February) published advice accepting six new medicines for routine use by NHS Scotland.

 

January 2017 decisions news release

Four new medicines accepted for routine use in Scotland

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has today (Monday 16 January) published advice accepting four new medicines for routine use in NHS Scotland.

 

Review of Access to New Medicines Report

The Scottish Government has published Dr Brian Montgomery’s Review of Access to New Medicines, which assesses the impact of the new approach introduced in 2014 by SMC and sets out how the process for appraising medicines can be made even more open, transparent and robust.