Access to new medicines in Scotland

We have worked with the Scottish Government Health Directorates to produce information that explains the process medicines go through before NHS staff in Scotland can routinely prescribe them. Several organisations are involved in approving a medicine for use and the role of each is described. The information is aimed at the public and patients.

New medicines in Scotland - who decides what the NHS can provide is available from our website as a pdf file. It is also available from the Scottish Government website.

(News article published: 17 May 2010)

Page last edited: 17 December 2014