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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-00412: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 23 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what advice it has received from the Scottish Medicines Consortium regarding the use of stem cell treatment for people with MS.

Answered by: Shona Robison 30 November 2016

The role of the Scottish Medicines Consortium is to provide advice to the NHS in Scotland about the clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines.

The SMC carry out their role independently of Ministers and Parliament and do not provide advice for the Scottish Government.