Case Number 3647
Request Date 30/05/2014
Completion Date 11/06/2014

 

Details of the Request

I should like to request the following information with respect to the Cancer Drugs Fund between the dates of April 2011 to May 2014 inclusive:

  • The number of applications your trust has submitted for treatments using the Cancer Drugs Fund for each month, broken down by the drug used and the indication in which it was used.
     
  • The number of applications which were approved and rejected, broken down by drug and the indication in which it was used.
     
  • The monthly invoiced spend overall, and broken down by drug and the indication in which it was used.
     
  • Forecast spend to all timepoints that have thus far been calculated.
     
  • The destination of any underspent funds thus far.

 

Details of the Response

1. The number of applications your trust has submitted for treatments using the Cancer Drugs Fund for each month, broken down by the drug used and the indication in which it was used.

Please see attached.

 

2. The number of applications which were approved and rejected, broken down by drug and the indication in which it was used.

Please see attached

 

3. The monthly invoiced spend overall, and broken down by drug and the indication in which it was used.

Please see attached

 

4. Forecast spend to all timepoints that have thus far been calculated.

The Trust does not hold this data. Billing is based on actuals not against a plan/budget. NHS England are responsible for the operational management of the fund.

Please note: The Trust is putting through some funding requests which are for Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) patients receiving treatment on site at Ashford Infusion Suite (Breast Cancer patients). RSCH are providing the treatment and claiming funding back from CDF themselves.

 

5. The destination of any underspent funds thus far.

The Trust does not hold this data